SensorySystemBigIdea&WordList - 7 Describe how the...

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Molecular Biology of Cancer 2/14/06 SAW p. 1 Lecture 2/23/12 Chapter 49, 50 Sensory Systems Big Questions / Learning Objectives 1. Compare and contrast the effects of glutamate and glycine in the CNS. 2. Provide an example of a toxin that interacts with a specific molecule in the nervous system. 3. List the basic sensory modalities (senses) of humans. 4. Describe how distinct types of sensory information are similarly encoded in the nervous system. 5. Compare and contrast the basic processes of olfaction and gustation. 6. List the transformations that transform sound waves in the air into movement of a membrane within the cochlea.
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Unformatted text preview: 7. Describe how the stereocilia of hair cells in the cochlea function in the detection of sound. 8. Explain how the auditory system distinguishes sounds of different pitch and communicates that information to the brain. 9. Describe the basic pathway that links light capture by a retinal molecule with the perception of light. 10. Compare and contrast the structure, function, and distribution of rods and cones. Topic / Working Vocabulary List gustation olfaction umami dopamine tetrodotoxin capsaicin receptor hair cell basilar membrane tectorial membrane cochlea oval window opsin cis-retinal trans-retinal rod cone rhodopsin...
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