Sensory Neurons: Definition & Function


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The brain is aware of the environment because _____.

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1. What are rods and cones?

2. Corpuscles are related to _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at what makes us able to interact with our environment, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the functions of sensory neurons. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding how the brain is aware of its environment as well as knowing what rods and cones are.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • How the brain is aware of its environment
  • What rods and cones are
  • What a corpuscle is related to

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding how the brain is aware of its environment and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related sensory neurons lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what rods and cones are

Additional Learning

To learn more about why you can distinguish a single lit candle miles away, review the corresponding lesson Sensory Neurons: Definition & Function. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what a sensory neuron is
  • Identify the conditions the body and brain can sense
  • Describe the characteristics of the nerves in each area
  • Explain why microvilli are likened to little fingers
  • Appreciate what activates the nerve cells in the ear