sensory pathway


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sensory pathway

Etymology: L, sentire, to feel; AS, paeth + weg
the route followed by a sensory nerve impulse from an end organ to a reflex center in the brain or spinal cord.

sensory pathway

A pathway over which sensory impulses are conveyed from sense organs or receptors to sensory or reflex centers of the spinal cord or brain.
See also: pathway
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The delay involved in eliciting a sensation by means of a peripheral and natural stimulus includes the signal transmission through sensory pathways and the completion of a sequence of neural events in higher areas of the nervous system (which Libet called "neural adequacy").
It is worth noting that two neurologists in the 1950s reported data consistent with the current findings, but this is the first time a noninvasive in vivo imaging technique has demonstrated injury in sensory pathways.
Some people in this study also had plaques in the sensory pathways that run along the sides of the cord and transmit incoming messages of pain and temperature.
Humans and other animals possess considerable discriminating power in the olfactory sensory pathways.
Indeed this covariation through sensory pathways is most likely extremely similar to what happens in trained and untrained adults.
It is clear from these and other studies that there is CNS integration involved in the phantom limb, but the question remains as to whether or not the sensory pathways play a role in this integration.
Davis speculates that plants and people may detect environmental changes through similar sensory pathways.
sensory pathways along with cumulative review to ensure mastery
The program will adapt one of the advanced prosthetic limb systems developed under Revolutionizing Prosthetics to incorporate sensors that provide tactile and proprioceptive feedback to the user, delivered through patterned stimulation of sensory pathways in the peripheral nerve.