TB3 Lecture 1; Key facts about sensory processing quiz!

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1. What happens after transduction?

  • Receptor signals are combined to capture different properties of the physical stimulus. They transform from graded to action potentials
  • Receptor signals are combined to capture different properties of the physical stimulus. They transform from action to graded potentials
  • Receptor signals are transmitted to the cortex through the different relative pathways
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2. What is cortical magnification?

  • The representation on the cortex is not directly proportionate. Areas used more are given more cortical surface e.g hand more than knee
  • The representation on the cortex is not directly proportionate. Areas used more are given less cortical surface e.g hand more than knee

3. Where are somatosensory areas mainly found?

  • Anterior
  • Medial
  • Lateral
  • Superior

4. What makes neurons responsible for transduction suitable for the changing environmental conditions in which we live?

  • They have a sliding range that they operate over, so in vision, you can see from one to a million photons
  • They have a set range that they uniquely operate over.

5. Where are visual areas generally found?

  • Anterior
  • Lateral
  • Medial
  • Superior

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