BIOLOGICAL PSY. chp 7
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neurotransmitter released by nerves that are sensitive to pain
Intensity of a sound or other stimulus
chemical that causes neurons containing substance P to release it suddenly and also directly stimulates pain receptors sensitive to moderate heat
Structure in the inner ear containing auditory receptors
Hearing loss that occurs if the bones of the middle ear fail to transmit/conduct sound waves properly to the cochlea
Conductive deafness (middle-ear deafness)
Area of skin connected to a particular spinal nerve
Name "Number of sound waves per second", and name how it is measured
Frequency, in Hertz.
assumption that stimulation of certain nonpain axons in the skin or in the brain can inhibit transmission of pain messages in the spinal cord
Type of sensory receptor shaped like a X; auditory receptors are X cells.
Hearing loss that results from damage to the cochlea, the hair cells, or the auditory nerve
Nerve deafness (inner-ear deafness)
Neurons responsible for the sense of smell, located on the epithelium/membrane in the rear of the nasal air passages
Oval window is in:
A) inner ear
B) middle ear
D) outer ear
A) inner ear
(this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
receptor that responds to a sudden displacement of the skin or highfrequency vibration on the skin
Papilla (pl.: papillae)?
Structure on the surface of the tongue containing taste buds
Outer-ear structure of flesh and cartilage that sticks out from each side of the head
Experience that corresponds to the frequency of a sound
Sanal lined with hair cells and oriented in three planes, sensitive to the direction of tilt of the head, it is shaped almost as a circle
Experience of one se
nse in response to stimulation of another sense
Tympanic membrane, aka. ?
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