Any area of the cerebral cortex to which information is transmitted by afferent fibres from sensory receptors.
Also called a projection area.
What are the 5 types of sensory receptors?
We have 5 + 2 = 7 senses: Touch, sight, hearing, taste, smell, proprioception, and “interoception.” “Percieving” neurons are called sensory receptors that are equipped with specialized nerve endings. There are 5 types of stimuli that can be perceived by the skin: Touch, pressure, pain, temperature, and vibration.
What is sensory function?
sensory function. a nursing outcome from the Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) defined as the extent to which an individual correctly senses skin stimulation, sounds, proprioception, taste and smell, and visual images.
What are the different types of sensory receptors?
Broadly, sensory receptors respond to one of four primary stimuli:
- Chemicals (chemoreceptors)
- Temperature (thermoreceptors)
- Pressure (mechanoreceptors)
- Light (photoreceptors)
How are sensory signals transmitted?
Sensory signals are converted to electrical signals via depolarization of sensory neuron membranes upon stimulus of the receptor, which causes opening of gated ion channels that cause the membrane potential to reach its threshold.