Taste, Touch & Smell: Proprioception & the Somatosensory System


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James has the flu and he is experiencing a runny nose as well as some respiratory congestion. In addition to having a difficulty breathing, it is likely that James will experience _____.

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1. The human nose can differentiate among approximately _____.

2. The senses that are part of the somatosensory system are _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the response of skin receptors and the senses that are included in the somatosensory system.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Which sense a stuffy nose can have an effect on
  • An alternate word for umami
  • What the human nose can differentiate between
  • Senses that are found in the somatosensory system
  • What receptors in the skin react to

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the taste, touch, and smell lesson
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the human nose
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding senses of the somatosensory system and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To expand your understanding of touch, taste, and smell, have a look at the complementary lesson called Taste, Touch and Smell. In this lesson, you will:

  • Identify how the sense of taste and smell are related to one another
  • Review the five main taste sensations such as sweet, salty, sour, bitter and umami
  • Understand the sense of smell and how odor receptor neurons are detected in the air
  • Learn about the somatosensory system
  • Recall how the sense to touch allows a person to feel different sensations
  • Comprehend the sense of proprioception