Notes 3-05-08 - Notes 3-05-08 Skin Senses Only pressure has...

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Notes 3-05-08 Skin Senses Only pressure has identifiable receptors. All other skin sensations are variations of pressure Pain Usually results from damage of skin or other tisues Taste Sweet, salty, sour, bitter, umami (meaty) Smell Like taste, is a chemical sense. Odorants enter the nasal cavity to stimulate 5 million receptors to sense smell. Unlike taste, there are many different forms of smell. Memories may be related by smell. Sensory Interaction When one sense affects another sense, sensory interaction takes place. So, the taste of strawberry interacts with its smell and its texture on the tongue to produce flavor. Body Position and Movement The sense of our body’s parts’ position and movement is called kinesthesis . The vestibular sense monitors the head (and body’s) position. Chapter 6 States of Consciousness Circadian Rhythms occur on a 24-hour cycle and include sleep and wakefulness (can also relate to body temperature, peak physical strength). Termed our
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSYCH 100 taught by Professor Cave during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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Notes 3-05-08 - Notes 3-05-08 Skin Senses Only pressure has...

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