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Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305112100

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ISBN: 9781305112100
Chapter 14, Problem 3RQ
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How do somatic sensations differ from special senses?

Summary Introduction

To explain: The ways in which somatic sensations differ from special senses.

Introduction: Sensory input from the sensory receptors is transmitted to the central nervous system for interpretation. A sensory stimulus is always dependent upon the particular region from which the central nervous system receives it. The nerve signals that reach the cerebral cortex of the brain result in consciousness. The stimulus that one individual gets consciously from the nerve signal is called sensation.

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The ways in which sensations differ from special senses are as follows:

CriteriaSomatic sensationsSpecial senses
StimulusTouch, pressure, heat, cold, pain, itching, limb motions, and change in body posture.Smell, taste, vision, hearing, and equilibrium...

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