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Somatosensation

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What is Somatosensation? The experience of touch through pain, temperature, itch, pressure, internal state, or body's place in space
What are the three types of somatosensation? Exteroceptive, Interoceptive, and Proprioceptive
Exteroceptive Sense external stimuli (skin)
Interoceptive Monitors internal state
Proprioceptive Monitors position of the body
Why is somatosensation important? Because sense of touch is connected to stress and emotional being, stimulates brain to exert oxytocin, touch and communication
How does somatosensation work? Sensors in the skin send messages to the brain's primary somatosensory cortex, posterior parietal cortex, and primary motor cortex
What is an example of Exteroception? grabbing something because of the pressure in the hands or getting burned because of pain and temperature
What is an example of Interoception? Disregulaton of roommate temperature or feeling feverish
What is example of Proprioception? Standing in one place or moving
Posterior Parietal Cortex Responsible for integrating touch, sight, and sound (hand-eye coordination)
Primary Cortex Hand to head (motor control)
Primary Somatosensory Cortex Band that goes around the brain and has homunculus
Created by: 100001362536770