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Chapter 15

PSYC 267 Chapter 15: Chapter 15 Summary


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC-267
Professor
Taylor
Chapter
15

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The Cutaneous Senses
OVERVIEW OF THE CUTANEOUS SYSTEM
The Skin
Mechanoreceptors
Pathways From Skin to Cortex
Maps of the Body on the Cortex
The Plasticity of Cortical Body Maps
PERCEIVING DETAILS
Measuring Tactile Acuity
Receptor Mechanisms for Tactile Acuity
Comparing Two-Point Thresholds
Cortical Mechanisms for Tactile Acuity
PERCEIVING VIBRATION
PERCEIVING TEXTURE
Perceiving Texture With a Pen
PERCEIVING OBJECTS
Identifying Objects
Identifying Objects by Haptic Exploration
The Physiology of Tactile Object Perception
PAIN
Questioning the Direct Pathway Model of Pain
The Gate Control Model
Cognition and Pain
The Brain and Pain
PAIN IN SOCIAL SITUATIONS
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