3 Pain and touch sensation4 Spatial orientation and body position 5 Speech6 Understanding the concept of time7 Visual attention and face recognitionSOMATOSENSORY SYSTEM
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As sensory receptors in our skin, muscles, bones, joints and organs are triggered by a specific stimulus, this signal passes to the somatosensory region in the brain. This produces sensations such as:1 Touch2 Temperature3 pain or body position and allows us to feel the processed stimulus at the correct location.4, The point-to-point mapping of body surfaces in our brain is essential in the construction of our what?A: Body image. In the somatosensory cortex, the disproportionate representation of our head and hands for example - which take up nearly half of cortical processing - is an important evolutionary advantage. In case of stroke or injury, dramatic shifts can occur in somatosensory mapping.Occipital lobe1.The occipital lobe is located where?A: At the rear of the cerebral cortex.2.The occipital lobes is the main centre for visual processing, which includes interpretation of:1 color recognition 2 Depth perception 3 Motion detection 3. Located within the occipital lobes is the primary visual cortex. It receives visual inputfrom what part of our human eye?A: The retina Temporal lobe1.The temporal lobes are located where?A: Located on the side of the head above the ears.2. The temporal lobes play an important role in:1 Organizing and combining what we see and hear2 Language and speech production3 memory association and formation
3. These structures of the limbic system are located within the temporal lobes:1 Olfactory cortex2 Amygdala3 Hippocampus4. Our temporal lobes are responsible for these functions:1 Hearing ability and auditory perception2 Understanding spoken language and rhythm 3 Memory and acquisition and learning 4 Some visual perception5 Categorization and ordering of objects6 Speech7 Emotional responsesEND of assignment.Assignment done by: Anne-Liese Klein
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