Chapter 8 Outline

Part III Perception and Action

Introduction: What's Hot? What's Not?

Sensory Processing

Sensory Receptor Organs Detect Energy or Substances

Study questions: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

What Type of Stimulus Was That?

Study questions: 5 | 6

Sensory Processing Begins in Receptor Cells

Study questions: 7 | 8

Sensory Information Processing Is Selective and Analytical

Study questions: 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24

BOX 8.1 Synesthesia

Touch: Many Sensations Blended Together

Skin Is a Complex Organ That Contains a Variety of Sensory Receptors

Study questions: 25 | 26

The Dorsal Column System Carries Somatosensory Information from the Skin to the Brain

Study questions: 27 | 28

Pain: An Unpleasant but Adaptive Experience

Human Pain Can Be Measured

Study questions: 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38

Pain Can Be Difficult to Control

Study questions: 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43

The Cutting Edge: Sticks and Stones...

Study questions: 44 | 45

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