Equilibrioception Text

The vestibular system is located in the inner ear. This system allows balance and provides a sense of directionality. It does this by measuring the acceleration and orientation of the head and then sending signals to the brain which coordinates movement and maintains balance. The vestibular system includes a network of channels filled with fluid,… Continue reading Equilibrioception Text

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Vibration Text

The Meissner corpuscle and the Pacinian corpuscle sense vibration. As mentioned previously, the Meissner corpuscle is a type of mechanoreceptor, a sensory nerve ending that is sensitive to mechanical pressure or movement. When an object comes into contact with the skin, the movement or pressure of the object activates the Meissner corpuscle, which sends a… Continue reading Vibration Text

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Stretch Text

The muscle spindle is a type of sensory receptor found in skeletal muscle, and it is responsible for detecting changes in the length and tension of the muscle. These receptors are located within the muscle tissue, and they contain specialized sensory cells that are sensitive to mechanical stimuli. When a muscle is stretched, it activates… Continue reading Stretch Text

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Tension Text

The Golgi tendon organ is a nerve ending found in tendons. These are part of fibrous connective tissue that attaches the muscles to bone. The Golgi tendon organ detects changes in tension in the tendon. These nerve endings contain specialized sensory cells that are sensitive to mechanical stimuli. When tension is applied to a tendon,… Continue reading Tension Text

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Proprioception Text

The sense of proprioception uses various sensors, including the Ruffini corpuscle. This Ruffini corpuscle is a type of nerve ending found in the skin that is responsible for detecting the stretching of the skin. These nerve endings are deep within the skin, and they hold specialized sensory cells that respond to mechanical stimulation. When something… Continue reading Proprioception Text

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Heat Thermoception Text

The sense of heat is provided by Group C nerve fibers found in the skin. These fibers are sensitive to changes in temperature, and they respond to both warm and hot stimuli. When something with heat comes into contact with the skin, it stimulates the group C nerve fibers, sending signals to the brain to… Continue reading Heat Thermoception Text

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Cold Thermoception Text

The Krause end bulb is a nerve ending found in the skin that detects changes in temperature, especially cold temperature. These nerve endings contain specialized sensors that are sensitive to changes in coolness, and when something cold comes into contact with the skin, it stimulates this Krause end bulb. In turn, the end bulb sends… Continue reading Cold Thermoception Text

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Itch Text

Unmyelinated C-fibers are a nerve fiber found in the skin that provide the sensation of itch. These fibers are not coated with a protective layer of myelin, like other forms of nerve fibers. The lack of myelin allows these fibers to transmit sensations more quickly than other types. If something irritates the skin and causes… Continue reading Itch Text

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Pressure Text

Pacinian corpuscle and free nerve endings are used to sense pressure. This corpuscle is a type of nerve ending in the skin that detects deep pressure and vibrations. The Pacinian corpuscles are located deeper in the skin than the Meissner corpuscle, which we will discuss later, and they contain specialized sensory cells that sense pressure… Continue reading Pressure Text

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Maple Street Foyer/Office Visual (Active Verbs for Structure) Content – The What Simple List Form – The How Elements of Art Line Shape Form Value Texture Color Space Principles of Design Balance Emphasis Movement Pattern Repetition Proportion Rhythm Variety Unity Scale How do the spatial parts integrate? What do the parts create as a whole?… Continue reading 140 Maple Street

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