Somatic Sensory Pathways


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_____ pathways send information from the brain to the body.

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1. _____ pathways send information from the body to the brain.

2. _____ nerves relay sensory information to the brain.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet presented here is designed to test your awareness of somatic sensory pathways. Specific quiz topics include how information is sent between the brain and the body and in which direction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Find out more about these areas of study:

  • The role of nerves in the transmission of sensory information
  • Nerves that relay information to the body regarding movement
  • Efferent pathways

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on somatic sensory pathways
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of nerves and how they're connected to the relaying of sensory information to the brain
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how motor movement information is transported through the nerves to the rest of the body

Additional Learning

Explore the ways the brain communicates with the body with the lesson named Somatic Sensory Pathways. You'll be reviewing the following areas of study:

  • Somatic senses
  • Somatosensory pathways
  • Somatosensory cortex