Sensory Pathways

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1. Which of the following is not true for rapidly adapting receptors and is true for ONLY slowly adapting receptors?

  • The receptor encodes the duration and intensity of stimuli
  • It is part of a peripheral mechanism to inhibit sensory information so the brain is not overloaded
  • The receptor encodes the dynamic features of stimuli
  • It characterised by a burst of action potentials which rapidly decays
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2. Which of the muscle and joint mechanoreceptors is responsible for the detection of joint position and movement?

  • Muscle spindle secondary
  • Joint capsule
  • Muscle spindle primary
  • Golgi tendon organ

3. Where is the VPL nucleus located?

  • Brainstem
  • Thalamus
  • Cerebral Cortex
  • Spinal cord
  • Hypothalamus

4. Which Brodmann's area is not present in the primary somatic sensory cortex?

  • 2
  • 4
  • 3b
  • 1
  • 3a

5. How is the modality of a stimuli represented by the electrical 'code' generated by the peripheral receptors in response to a stimuli?

  • By the localised area in which the receptor can be activated
  • By different types of sensory receptor and different sensory pathways
  • By the duration of the action potential
  • By the mean frequency of action potentials


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