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7th Grade Science: Sensory System
Terms in this set (17)
a section of the brain that receives and processes auditory (sound) signals from the ear.
the "wrinkly" area that forms most of the outer part of the brain.
a section of the brain that receives and processes taste signals from the mouth and tongue.
a section of the brain, located below the thalamus, that controls many unconscious functions including body temperature, thirst, hunger, and sleep.
a signal that is transmitted along a nerve fiber.
a series of connected nerves along which an electrical impulse travels through the body.
a cell that is able to transmit neural impulses (signals) from one part of the body to another.
a section of the brain that receives and processes olfactory (smell) signals from the nose.
a structure located above the nose that receives signals from the sensory neurons in the nose and sends those signals to the olfactory cortex in the brain for processing.
a nerve behind the eye that transmits signals from the retina to the brain.
a neuron that converts stimuli from the environment to internal electrical signals.
a section of the brain that receives and processes sensory stimuli from the skin, muscles and joints.
a nerve that carries touch signals from the body to the brain.
a bundle of neurons inside the spine that connects nearly all parts of the body below the head to the brain.
a detectable change in the internal or external environment.
a part of the brain through which sensory impulses are passed before reaching the cerebral cortex.
a section of the brain at the back of the head that receives and processes visual (light) signals from the eye.
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