Sensory Pathways

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1. Which of the muscle and joint mechanoreceptors is responsible for the detection of joint position and movement?

  • Golgi tendon organ
  • Joint capsule
  • Muscle spindle secondary
  • Muscle spindle primary
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2. What is the function of the dorsal horn of the spinal cord?

  • Sensory
  • Motor

3. What mechanism do the centre/surround receptor fields exhibit? (These receptor fields are present in the dorsal column nuclei and thalamic neurones

  • Medial Excitation
  • Lateral Inhibition
  • Lateral Excitation
  • Medial Inhibtion

4. The spinoreticular system shares what feature in common with the anterolateral system?

  • They both have their first synapse with the lamina V cell in the spinal cord
  • They both synapse with the VPL nucleus
  • They both synapse with the reticular formation

5. In the homunculus, the body areas are represented with regards to what?

  • Tactile Sensitivity
  • Skin Area


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