Sensory Coding: Getting Messages from Receptors to Your Brain


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The changing of sensory information into a form where it can travel through the body to the brain is called _____.

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1. Coding that answers the question How much? is called _____.

2. Coding that answers the question What kind? is called _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Review your understanding of coding sensory messages in the brain with the quiz and worksheet. To pass the quiz, you will need to understand the travel of sensory information in the brain, coding, and other facts discussed in the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Various types of coding
  • Sensory receptors
  • The travel of sensory information

Skills Practiced

Skills practiced will include:

  • Information Recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding various types of coding
  • Interpreting Information- verify that you can read information regarding the travel of sensory information through the brain and body
  • Knowledge Application- use your knowledge to answer questions about sensory receipt of information from a stimulus

Additional Learning

To learn more about sensory messages in the brain, review the accompanying lesson, Sensory Coding: Getting Messages from Receptors to Your Brain. The following objectives will be covered:

  • Review sensory receptors
  • Understand the process of reception
  • Know the types of coding
  • Define transmission
  • Define contralateral shift