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The Somatosenses

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 100
Professor
Ingrid Johnsrude
Semester
Fall

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Somatosenses 6/8/2012 6:49:00 AM The Somatosenses Somatosense –  bodily sensations,  sensitive to stimuli such as touch, pain and temperature  3 types skin senses, internal senses, vestibular senses Free nerve ending- a dendrite of somatosensory neurons Pacinian corpuscle - a specialized nerve ending that detects mechanical stimuli, especially vibrations  The entire surface of the human body is innervated (supplied with nerve fibres) by the dendrites of neurons that transmit somatosensory information to
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