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20.2: Introduction to the Senses

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    Identify the general and special senses in humans

    Humans have special senses: olfaction, gustation, equilibrium, and hearing, plus the general senses of somatosensation. Each of these senses allow us to perceive something about the world around us.

    What You’ll Learn to Do

    • Identify the general and special senses in humans
    • Describe three important steps in sensation
    • Explain the concept of just-noticeable difference in sensory perception

    Learning Activities

    The learning activities for this section include the following:

    • Human Senses
    • Sensation
    • Just-Noticeable Difference
    • Self Check: The Senses

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