2014 Sensory Physiology

Critical Fact IconStimulus Modality

Labelled line theory

Premises:

  1. individual receptors preferentially transduce information about an adequate stimulus
  2. individual primary afferent fibres carry information from a single type of receptor

Conclusions:

Evidence:

Sensory cortices
Sensory humunculus
Cortical sensory areas

Humunculus

Example QuestionPattern theory

Premises:

Conclusions:

Evidence:

Olfactory receptor codes

Olfactory receptor codes
Taken from Nobel Prize in Medicine Presentation
Richard Axel and Linda Buck, 2004

 

 

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