Somatosenses: Definition and Function


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What is somatosensation?

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1. What does somatosensation interpret?

2. Which function of somatosensation is being investigated as a possible sixth sense?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The lesser known somatosensory system is as important as other systems found in the body. This quiz and worksheet will test you on this system and somatosensation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on:

  • The function somatosensation interprets
  • Significance of the somatosensory system
  • Function which involves knowledge of your limbs and surroundings

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the function of somatosensation that is being investigated as a possible sixth sense
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question requiring knowledge of somatosensation
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most accurate information from the lesson on somatosenses

Additional Learning

Learn about somatosenses by reviewing the lesson titled Somatosenses: Definition & Function. The following objectives will be covered:

  • Know the functions of somatosenses
  • Define kinesthesis
  • Understand what happens if the somatosensory system functions improperly