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1

Define a receptive field?

Space occupied by a sensory receptor that can elicit a response to a stimulus

2

What determines the discriminatory nature of a receptive field?

The size

3

In the primary somatosensory cortex, what does Brodman's area 1 control?

Cutaneous stimulus

4

In the primary somatosensory cortex, what does Brodman's area 2 control?

Tactile sense, size, shape, proprioception

5

In the primary somatosensory cortex, what does Brodman's area 3a control?

Proprioception

6

In the primary somatosensory cortex, what does Brodman's area 3b control?

The primary somatosensory cortex

7

Where is the secondary somatosensory cortex located?

Superior aspect of the lateral sulcus