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Haney AP C10.2

How many categories of receptors are there? 5
These are stimulated by changes in chemical concentration of substances. Chemoreceptors
Pain receptors are stimulated by what? tissue damage
Receptors that are stimulated by temperature change are called what? Thermoreceptors
Mechanoreceptors are stimulated by what? Changes in pressure or movement
What are stimulated by light energy? photoreceptors
When the brain becomes aware of ensory impulses what occurs? a sensation
When the brain interprets sensory impulses it is called what? Perception
The sensation is determined by what_____ _______ receives the impulse. brain region
What allows a person to pinpoint the region of stimulation? (eyes seem to see and ears seem to hear) Projection
The ability to ignore unimportant stimuli is called what? sensory adaptation
Receptors becoming unresponsive is called what? Peripheral adaptation
Inhibition along the central nervous system pathways leading to the sensory regions of the cerebral cortex is caled what? Central adaptation
Created by: mhtgroup