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2. What is a 'map'?

  • Always somatotopic
  • A representation of the peripheral sensory tissue on the cortical surface
  • Always retinotopic
  • Always tonotopic

3. What is a receptive field?

  • The area of sensory tissue over which response of a cell can be influenced by a stimulus
  • The rate at which a neuron fires for a particular stimulus
  • Always inhibitory and excitatory distinctions

4. From the nuclei, where next?

  • The cortex, first the primary sensory cortex and then to the appropriate cortex for the representation (e.g visual)
  • The cortex, first the somatosensory cortex and then to the appropriate cortex for the representation (e.g visual)
  • The primary visual cortex

5. What is the most common mode of action in a transduction process?

  • To change ion concentrations via selective ion channels and change membrane potentials
  • The generation of an action, rather than graded potential
  • The generation of a graded, rather than action potential
  • To release sodium ions into the bloodstream

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