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sensory transduction

conversion of stimulus from one form to another.

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receptive field

the space where a stimulus can alter the firing a neuron

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modality

encoded by the line of transmission

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intensity

encoded by frequency of APs

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duration

encoded by adaptation

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location

encoded by receptive field

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pacinian corpuscle

receptor adapted for rapid change

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adequate stimulus

the intended modality for a receptor, eye= light, hand=touch

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general visceral afferent (GVA)

interoception: it monitors events in the body

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SVA

special visceral afferent, taste and olfaction

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teloception

stimuli that are distant from the body