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Study Provides New Insights about Brain Organization
PNAS, Feb. 2004

New evidence in animals suggests that theories about how the brain processes sight, sound, and touch may need updating.

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Active Reading Questions

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    Throughout elementary school, you heard about the “five senses.” Though you do indeed have five senses, you also have three basic types of sensory receptors. Which of the following is NOT one of the three basic types of sensory receptors?
    a) chemoreceptors
    b) nasoreceptors
    c) photoreceptors
    d) mechanoreceptors
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    According to the article, a distinct advantage of having multiple sensory inputs integrated in one physical area of the brain is that processing is ______________ than if the inputs were integrated in distinct regions.
    a) faster
    b) slower
    c) neither faster nor slower
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    On page 511 your book states, “Our different sensory systems do not work in isolation. Instead, sensory input from chemoreceptors, mechanoreceptors, and photoreceptors arrives at different parts of the brain, which processes and integrates this information, allowing us to make sense of the world around us.” Does this article support or negate the premise of this portion of the book? Defend your answer.
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