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Receptors and sensory perception

Ragnar Granit

Receptors and sensory perception

a discussion of aims, means, and results of electrophysiological research into the process of reception.

by Ragnar Granit

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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Senses and sensation,
  • Electrophysiology

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination369 p.
    Number of Pages369
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13539287M
    OCLC/WorldCa21734490

    Two types of photoreceptors, called cones and rods, detect this light and generate nerve impulses which are sent to the brain via the optic nerve. Our perception of pain is very sensitive to context, so stimuli that are perceived as painful in one situation may go undetected in another. Gustation Taste Only a few recognized submodalities exist within the sense of taste, or gustation. General considerations of sensation Basic features of sensory structures One way to classify sensory structures is by the stimuli to which they normally respond; thus, there are photoreceptors for lightmechanoreceptors for distortion or bendingthermoreceptors for heatchemoreceptors e. Some stimuli are ions and macromolecules that affect transmembrane receptor proteins when these chemicals diffuse across the cell membrane. The theory is information-based, not sensation-based.

    Golgi tendon organs similarly transduce the stretch levels of tendons. The general sense that is usually referred to as touch includes chemical sensation in the form of nociception, or pain. Muscle spindles contain mechanoreceptors that detect stretch in muscles. The skin has multiple receptors that sense levels of pressure from gentle brushing to firm as well as the time of application from a brief touch to sustained. Tilting the head causes the otolithic membrane to slide over the macula in the direction of gravity.

    The inner ear is often described as a bony labyrinth, as it is composed of a series of canals embedded within the temporal bone. We have five traditional senses known as taste, smell, touch, hearing, and sight. This process, called nociceptionusually causes the perception of pain. The main sensory modalities can be described on the basis of how each is transduced.


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Receptors and sensory perception book

The base of each semicircular canal, where it meets with the vestibule, connects to an enlarged region known as the ampulla.

Sensory Perception

Top-down processing begins in the brain, where information from previous experiences has already been brought up by one of the sensory systems. The vagus nerve connects to taste buds in the extreme posterior of the tongue, verging on the pharynx, which are more sensitive to noxious stimuli such as bitterness.

The spindle is a stretch receptor with its own motor supply consisting of several intrafusal muscle fibers. Here, each axon from the skin terminates and synapses with the next second-order neuron in the chain. The brain interprets the meaning of the sounds we hear as music, speech, noise, etc.

The facial nerve connects to taste buds in the anterior third of the tongue. The dynamics of capsaicin binding with this transmembrane ion channel is unusual in that the molecule remains bound for a long time.

A general sense is one that is distributed throughout the body and has receptor cells within the structures of other organs.

Scent, in contrast, is not combined with taste to create flavor until higher cortical processing regions, such as the insula and orbitofrontal cortex.

Listing all the different sensory modalities, which can number as many as 17, involves separating the five major senses into more specific categories, or submodalities, of the larger sense.

The central integration may then lead to a motor response. The center of the tongue has few taste buds, but all regions with taste buds can detect each of the five tastes.

By the end of this section, you will be able to: Describe different types of sensory receptors Describe the structures responsible for the special senses of taste, smell, hearing, balance, and vision Distinguish how different tastes are transduced Describe the means of mechanoreception for hearing and balance List the supporting structures around the eye and describe the structure of the eyeball Describe the processes of phototransduction A major role of sensory receptors is to help us learn about the environment around us, or about the state of our internal environment.

Regardless of their specific anatomical form, all sense organs share basic features: Get exclusive access to content from our First Edition with your subscription.

Once the gustatory cells are activated by the taste molecules, they release neurotransmitters onto the dendrites of sensory neurons. Follicles are also wrapped in a plexus of nerve endings known as the hair follicle plexus.

Light touch is transduced by the encapsulated endings known as tactile Meissner corpuscles. The auricle, ear canal, and tympanic membrane are often referred to as the external ear.

However, there are a number of different ways in which this can happen because there are a large diversity of bitter-tasting molecules.

Human sensory reception

As pieces are sensed they form a larger pattern or picture. Light enters the eye through the pupil and is focused through the lens onto the retina on the back of the eye. Learning Objectives Differentiate among sensory receptors by location Key Takeaways Sensory receptors that share a common location often share a related function.

Thermal nociceptors are activated by noxious heat or cold at various temperatures. For example, sensory receptors in the retina are almost entirely photoreceptors.

Which ear structures are responsible for the amplification and transfer of sound from the external ear to the inner ear? The sensory endings of a primary group Ia afferent and a secondary group II afferent coil around the non-contractile central portions of the intrafusal fibers.

The Receptors and sensory perception book taste is the sensitivity of gustatory cells to the presence of glucose dissolved in the saliva. A transmembrane protein receptor is a protein in the cell membrane that mediates a physiological change in a neuron, most often through the opening of ion channels or changes in the cell signaling processes.

Some travel to the cerebrum, specifically to the primary olfactory cortex that is located in the inferior and medial areas of the temporal lobe. Osmoreceptors respond to solute concentrations of body fluids. The structure of the eye is key in how the eye works. Sound is comprised of vibrations that are perceived by organs inside the ear through mechanoreceptors.

Because the tectorial membrane only moves where the basilar membrane moves, the hair cells in this region will also only respond to sounds of this specific frequency. Constancy- the brain tends to maintain constancy of certain attributes of objects, such as color, size, and shape, even though some of these traits may have changed.Jun 30,  · Perception is an individual’s interpretation of a sensation.

Although perception relies on the activation of sensory receptors, perception happens not at the level of the sensory receptor, but at higher levels in the nervous system, in the brain.

Sensory Processes: Attention and Perception 5 SENSORY PROCESSES: ATTENTION AND PERCEPTION The purpose of describing sensory receptors, attention and perception is to familiarize you with the way our sense organs collect information and how it is processed by our brain.

We have five sense organs through which we acquire information. These. May 30,  · This book reviews the latest research findings on food oral processing and sensory perception, providing readers with up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the underpinning principles of food physics, oral physiology, and sensory psychology of an eating process as well as the experimental techniques available for food oral atlasbowling.com by: Human sensory reception, means by which humans react to changes in external and internal environments.

Ancient philosophers called the human senses “the windows of the soul,” and Aristotle described at least five senses—sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch.

Aristotle’s influence has been so. Book: General Biology (OpenStax) which step or steps of sensory perception will be affected? be inferred about the relative sizes of the areas of cortex that process signals from skin not densely innervated with sensory receptors and skin that is densely innervated with sensory receptors?

sensory receptor: 1 n an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation Synonyms: receptor, sense organ Antonyms: effector an organ (a gland or muscle) that becomes active in response to nerve impulses Types: show 23 types hide 23 types lateral line, lateral line organ.