Washtenaw Community College Ricki Lewis,
The University at Albany Jackie Butler,
Grayson County Community College
Somatic and Special Senses
This chapter deals with specialized parts of the
nervous system that allow the body to assess and adjust to the external environment.
It describes the types of receptors (objective 1) and their locations, structures,
and functions in maintaining homeostasis (objectives 2-14).
An understanding of these senses is necessary to
knowing how the nervous system receives input and responds to support life.