Ch.48 - Sensory SystemsSee all chapters
All Chapters
Ch.1 - Introduction to Biology
Ch.2 - Chemistry
Ch.3 - Water
Ch.4 - Carbon
Ch.5 - Biological Molecules
Ch.6 - Cells
Ch.7 - The Membrane
Ch.8 - Energy and Metabolism
Ch.9 - Respiration
Ch.10 - Photosynthesis
Ch.11 - Cell Signaling
Ch.12 - Cell Division
Ch.13 - Meiosis
Ch.14 - Mendelian Genetics
Ch.15 - Chromosomal Theory of Inheritance
Ch.16 - DNA Synthesis
Ch.17 - Gene Expression
Ch.18 - Regulation of Expression
Ch.19 - Viruses
Ch.20 - Biotechnology
Ch.21 - Genomics
Ch.22 - Development
Ch.23 - Evolution by Natural Selection
Ch.24 - Evolution of Populations
Ch.25 - Speciation
Ch.26 - History of Life on Earth
Ch.27 - Phylogeny
Ch.28 - Prokaryotes
Ch.29 - Protists
Ch.30 - Plants
Ch.31 - Fungi
Ch.32 - Overview of Animals
Ch.33 - Invertebrates
Ch.34 - Vertebrates
Ch.35 - Plant Anatomy
Ch.36 - Vascular Plant Transport
Ch.37 - Soil
Ch.38 - Plant Reproduction
Ch.39 - Plant Sensation and Response
Ch.40 - Animal Form and Function
Ch.41 - Digestive System
Ch.42 - Circulatory System
Ch.43 - Immune System
Ch.44 - Osmoregulation and Excretion
Ch.45 - Endocrine System
Ch.46 - Animal Reproduction
Ch.47 - Nervous System
Ch.48 - Sensory Systems
Ch.49 - Muscle Systems
Ch.50 - Ecology
Ch.51 - Animal Behavior
Ch.52 - Population Ecology
Ch.53 - Community Ecology
Ch.54 - Ecosystems
Ch.55 - Conservation Biology

Sensory System

See all sections
Sensory System
Additional Problems
Sensory transduction of light in the vertebrate retina is accomplished by ________.a. ganglion cellsb. amacrine cellsc. bipolar cellsd. rods and cones
What structures would neurobiologists look for if they are interested in determining if an animal can see in color? a. opsins b. electroreceptors c. pupil d. lens
Tastes and smells are distinct kinds of environmental information where ________. a. neural projections from taste receptors reach different parts of the brain than the neural projections from olfactory receptors b. the single area of the cerebral cortex that receives smell and taste signals can distinguish tastes and smells by the pattern of action potentials received c. tastant molecules are airborne, whereas odorant molecules are dissolved in fluids d. distinguishing tastant molecules requires learning, whereas smell discrimination is an innate process
Most of the chemosensory neurons arising in the nasal cavity have axonal projections that terminate in the ________. a. gustatory complex b. olfactory bulb c. occipital lobe d. posterior pituitary gland
Umami perception would be stimulated by ________. a. chocolate milk b. a slice of roast beef c. acidic orange juice d. salt water
Which of the following sensory receptors is correctly paired with its category? a. hair cell—mechanoreceptor b. taste receptor—mechanoreceptor c. rod—chemoreceptor
The umami receptor in the sense of taste detects ________. a. glucose b. potassium ions c. hydrogen ions d. monosodium glutamate
What is the difference between linear and circular polarized light? What are some other animals that detect polarized light?
Rod cells in the retina on the back of the eye serve what function?A. Determine whether we are near-sighted or far-sightedB. Allow us to see in low-light conditions like duskC. Respond to different colors of lightD. Both a and b
What is one unique feature of the central olfactory pathway compared to other central sensory pathways through the mammalian brain?
Name the structures of the eye which resemble the function of camera.