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OpenStax Biology 2e, Animal Structure and Function, Sensory Systems, Hearing and Vestibular Sensation
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By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:

Describe the relationship of amplitude and frequency of a sound wave to attributes of sound
Trace the path of sound through the auditory system to the site of transduction of sound
Identify the structures of the vestibular system that respond to gravity

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Applied Science
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Rice University
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OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/21/2018
OpenStax Biology 2e, Animal Structure and Function, Sensory Systems, Sensory Processes
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By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:

Identify the general and special senses in humans
Describe three important steps in sensory perception
Explain the concept of just-noticeable difference in sensory perception

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Applied Science
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Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/21/2018
OpenStax Biology 2e, Animal Structure and Function, Sensory Systems, Somatosensation
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By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:

Describe four important mechanoreceptors in human skin
Describe the topographical distribution of somatosensory receptors between glabrous and hairy skin
Explain why the perception of pain is subjective

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Applied Science
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Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/21/2018
OpenStax Biology 2e, Animal Structure and Function, Sensory Systems, Taste and Smell
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By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:

Explain in what way smell and taste stimuli differ from other sensory stimuli
Identify the five primary tastes that can be distinguished by humans
Explain in anatomical terms why a dog’s sense of smell is more acute than a human’s

Subject:
Applied Science
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Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/21/2018
OpenStax Biology 2e, Animal Structure and Function, Sensory Systems, Vision
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By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:

Explain how electromagnetic waves differ from sound waves
Trace the path of light through the eye to the point of the optic nerve
Explain tonic activity as it is manifested in photoreceptors in the retina

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/21/2018