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Flashcards - Sensory & Perceptual Development

Flashcards - Sensory & Perceptual Development
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Sensory system
The sensory nervous system is a part of the nervous system responsible for processing sensory information
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Chemoreceptors
A chemoreceptor, also known as chemosensor, is a sensory receptor that transduces a chemical signal into an action potential
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receptors
In biochemistry and pharmacology, a receptor is a protein molecule that receives chemical signals from outside a cell
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receptors
In biochemistry and pharmacology, a receptor is a protein molecule that receives chemical signals from outside a cell
Chemoreceptors
A chemoreceptor, also known as chemosensor, is a sensory receptor that transduces a chemical signal into an action potential
Sensory system
The sensory nervous system is a part of the nervous system responsible for processing sensory information
sensory threshold
In psychophysics, sensory threshold is the weakest stimulus that an organism can detect
Sensory deprivation
Sensory deprivation or perceptual isolation is the deliberate reduction or removal of stimuli from one or more of the senses
fovea
The fovea centralis is a small, central pit composed of closely packed cones in the eye
holistic
Holism is the idea that systems and their properties should be viewed as wholes, not as collections of parts

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