Outline of Neuroscience - Sensory System

Sensory System

A sensory system is a part of the nervous system responsible for processing sensory information. A sensory system consists of sensory receptors, neural pathways, and parts of the brain involved in sensory perception.

  • List of sensory systems
  • Sensory neuron
  • Perception
  • Visual system
  • Auditory system
  • Somatosensory system
  • Vestibular system
  • Olfactory system
  • Taste
  • Pain
Nervous system, receptors: somatosensory system (GA 10.1059)
Medial lemniscus
  • Touch/mechanoreceptors: Lamellar/Pacinian corpuscles – vibration
  • Tactile/Meissner's corpuscles – light touch
  • Merkel's discs – pressure
  • Bulbous/Ruffini endings - stretch
  • Free nerve endings – pain
  • Hair cells
  • Baroreceptor
  • Proprioception: Golgi organ – tension/length
  • Muscle spindle – velocity of change
    • Intrafusal muscle fiber
    • Nuclear chain fiber
    • Nuclear bag fiber
Spinothalamic tract
  • Pain: Nociception and Nociceptors
  • Temperature: Thermoreceptors



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