2014 Sensory Physiology

General Principles Question 6

  1. In a sensory system, the adequate stimulus is one that: Answer

    1. depolarizes a receptor sufficiently to generate an action potential.

    2. initiates lateral inhibition.

    3. is perceived by a region of sensory cortex, no matter what type of stimulus energy activated the receptor.

    4. stimulates the smallest detectable portion of a receptive field.

    5. results in the greatest adaptation.

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