Receptor Processes & Sensory Mechanisms


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What are nerves that receive sensory information called?

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1. Stimulation of a sensory receptor is called _____.

2. The brain's interpretation of a sensory signal is called _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions on this quiz are complete the sentence style questions. They will give you a definition and then require you to select the term it best describes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on the following terms:

  • Nerves that react to sensory information
  • The term that refers to the stimulation of the sensory receptors
  • The interpretation of a sensory signal
  • The thing that occurs after a physical stimulus reaches sensory receptors
  • The way in which sensory information is interpreted when it reaches the brain

Skills Practiced

You will practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of sensory receptors
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information regarding nerves that react to sensory information
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the interpretation of a sensory signal
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the thing that happens after a physical stimulus reaches the sensory receptors

Additional Learning

Finish the quiz and head over to the related lesson called Receptor Processes & Sensory Mechanisms. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defining sensation
  • Understanding sensory receptors
  • Exploring perception
  • Explaining the process of receiving and interpreting sensory messages