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Flashcards - Sensation & Perception in Biology

Flashcards - Sensation & Perception in Biology
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inner ear
The inner ear is the innermost part of the vertebrate ear
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photoreceptors
A photoreceptor cell is a specialized type of neuron found in the retina that is capable of phototransduction
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uvea
The uvea , also called the uveal layer, uveal coat, uveal tract, or vascular tunic, is the pigmented middle of the three concentric layers that make up an eye
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optic nerve
The optic nerve, also known as cranial nerve II, is a paired nerve that transmits visual information from the retina to the brain
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fovea
The fovea centralis is a small, central pit composed of closely packed cones in the eye
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pressure
Pressure is the force applied perpendicular to the surface of an object per unit area over which that force is distributed
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Gustav Fechner
Gustav Theodor Fechner , was a German philosopher, physicist and experimental psychologist
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Gustav Fechner
Gustav Theodor Fechner , was a German philosopher, physicist and experimental psychologist
pressure
Pressure is the force applied perpendicular to the surface of an object per unit area over which that force is distributed
fovea
The fovea centralis is a small, central pit composed of closely packed cones in the eye
optic nerve
The optic nerve, also known as cranial nerve II, is a paired nerve that transmits visual information from the retina to the brain
uvea
The uvea , also called the uveal layer, uveal coat, uveal tract, or vascular tunic, is the pigmented middle of the three concentric layers that make up an eye
photoreceptors
A photoreceptor cell is a specialized type of neuron found in the retina that is capable of phototransduction
inner ear
The inner ear is the innermost part of the vertebrate ear
middle ear
The middle ear is the portion of the ear internal to the eardrum, and external to the oval window of the inner ear
ossicles
The ossicles are three bones in either middle ear that are among the smallest bones in the human body
outer ear
The outer ear is the external portion of the ear, which consists of the auricle and the ear canal
semicircular canals
The semicircular canals or semicircular ducts are three semicircular, interconnected tubes located in the innermost part of each ear, the inner ear
tympanic membrane
In human anatomy, the eardrum, or tympanic membrane, is a thin, cone-shaped membrane that separates the external ear from the middle ear in humans and other tetrapods
auditory nerve
The cochlear nerve is one of two parts of the vestibulocochlear nerve, a cranial nerve present in amniotes
hair cells
Hair cells are the sensory receptors of both the auditory system and the vestibular system in the ears of all vertebrates

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