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16 Cards in this Set

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What is the technical term for touch?
What is kinesthesis?
body part localization from information muscles, tendions, and joints
What is proprioception?
body part localization from kinesthesis and vestibular system
What are mechanoreceptors?
sensory receptors that respond to mechanial stimulation (warmth, cold, pressure, pain)
What are the attributes of a touch receptor?
type of stimulation responds to
size of response field
rate of adaptation
Which mechanoreceptors are slow adapting with a small receptive field?
Which mechanoreceptors are slow adapting with a large receptive field?
Which mechanoreceptors are fast adapting with small receptive fields?
Which mechanoreceptors are fast adapting with large receptive fields?
What are thermoreceptors?
receptors that tell us about temperature
What are nociceptors?
pain receptors
What is analgesia?
lack of pain
What are the receiving areas for touch in the cortex?
somatosensory area (S1)
somatosensory area (S2)
What is somatotopic?
how touch sensations are presented in area S1 (analogous to retinotopy)
What is a homunculus?
maplike represensation of regions of the body in the brain
What is haptic perception?
processing of inputs from multiple subsystems: skin, muscles, tendons, joints