AP (Advanced Placement) Psychology Sensation & Perception-Sensory Adaptations Revision (Page 2 of 2)

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Smell is also one of the sense of five senses, which is conducted through the hair receptors in the nostrils which send their messages to the olfactory bulb lying in the brain. The perception we have regarding smell is much related to memory and the perception of taste.


Humans distinguish five basic tastes: sweet, bitter, sour, salty, and the recently discovered umami, which means meaty or savory. Taste receptors lying on the tongue are known as taste buds which let the tongue know the flavor.

Cutaneous or Tactual

Human skin senses touch, pain, cold, and warmth.

  • Free nerve endings in the skin are responsible for knowing the feel of pain and temperature changes.
  • Meissner’s corpuscles detect touch or contact.
  • Pacinian corpuscles give response when the skin is displaced.
  • What will be the

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