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Cecie Starr + 3 others
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___ is defined as a decrease in the response to an ongoing stimulus.

  1. a. Perception
  2. b. Visual accommodation
  3. c. Sensory adaptiltion
  4. d. Somatic sensation

Summary Introduction

Introduction: The somatic sensations arise when a stimulus excites a sensory neuron through action potential. They originate at sensory receptors in the skin, joints, and muscle. They travel along with the sensory neurons to the spinal cord and the somatosensory cortex. The action potentials are interpreted on the basis of variations in the frequency of the signals as well as the stimulus duration.

Explanation

Reason for the correct statement:

Sensory adaptation is referred to as the slowing down or halt in responsiveness of the sensory system after a continuous exposure to the stimulus. The action potentials are not generated by the sensory neurons, in spite of the continuous stimulus.

Hence, option c. is correct.

Reasons for the incorrect statement:

Option a. is given as “perception”. Perception is the interpretation of the sensory signal...

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