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When the temperature of the tongue was maintained at 44° C ( 1 1 1 ° F),
individual cold fibres showed a low, steadystate frequency of two to four impulses
per second. A temperature drop of 9° C (16° F) was found to elicit an initial
response of ...
The receptor potential is conducted passively a short distance to higher order
nerve cells via a nerve fibre. The higher order nerve cells convert the receptor
potential to propagated action potentials (nerve impulses) for transmission of the
Experiments in animals have shown that injury to the auditory area of the cortex
on one side of the brain interferes with the localization of a moving sound source
on the opposite side of the body. Each cochlear nucleus receives impulses only ...
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