2014 Sensory Physiology

General Principles Question 1

  1. In sensory physiology, adaptation is defined as: Answer

    1. the evolution of a receptor that responds to one stimulus modality more than any others.
    2. a decrease in the response of a receptor or sensory neuron with time, despite the presence of a stimulus that is unchanging in amplitude.
    3. the perception of any stimulus as if it was the adequate stimulus.
    4. the difference between sensation and perception.
    5. a change in the threshold for a receptor potential that results in an “all-or-none” response.

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