13.20: Senses Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12 Estimated4 minsto complete % Progress Practice Senses MEMORY METER This indicates how strong in your memory this concept is Practice Progress Estimated4 minsto complete % Estimated4 minsto complete % Practice Now MEMORY METER This indicates how strong in your memory this concept is Share Add to Library Turn In Read Practice Resources Details Loading... Notes/Highlights Having trouble? Report an issue. Color Highlighted Text Notes Show More Vocabulary Language: English ▼ English Spanish auditory canal Part of the ear where sound waves enter. auditory nerve Nerve which carries impulses from the ear to the brain. balance The ability to sense and maintain body position. cochlea A coiled tube filled with liquid inside the inner ear. cornea A clear outer layer that protects the eye. eardrum Part of the ear that vibrates in response to sound waves. hearing The ability to sense sound waves. lens Focuses light on the retina at the back of the eye. odor receptors Sends nerve impulses from the nose to the brain. optic nerve Nerve which carries impulses from the eye to the brain. pressure receptors Sends nerve impulses from the skin to the brain; especially concentrated on the tongue, lips, face, palms of the hands, and soles of the feet. pupil Opening in the eye through which light passes. retina The part of the eye that contains light receptor cells. semicircular canals Canals inside the ear; contain fluid which moves when the head changes position; helps to maintain the body’s balance. sensory nerves Neurons that carry nerve impulses to the central nervous system. sensory receptors Specialized cells that respond to a particular type of stimulus. sight The ability to sense light. smell One of the abilities to sense chemicals. taste One of the abilities to sense chemicals. taste buds Tiny bumps on the tongue; contains taste receptors. taste receptors Sends nerve impulses from the taste buds to the brain. touch The ability to sense pressure. vestibular nerve Nerve which carries the impulses to the brain; responds to the position of fluid within the semicircular canals. Image Attributions Show Hide Details Description Discusses how sensory stimuli are perceived and interpreted. Learning Objectives None Related Materials Sensory Perception - Advanced Difficulty Level: At Grade Authors: Douglas Wilkin, Ph.D. Jean Brainard, Ph.D. Tags: hearing SCI.BIO.924.L.1 sensory nerves (5 more) sensory receptors sight smell taste touch Subjects: science Biology Concept Nodes: SCI.BIO.924 (Senses) Grades: 9 , 10 Date Created: Feb 24, 2012 Last Modified: Nov 20, 2016 Vocabulary None Save or share your relevant files like activites, homework and worksheet.To add resources, you must be the owner of the Modality. Click Customize to make your own copy.