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15.01: Objectives

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    After completing this section, you should know:

    • that the general senses of touch, pressure, pain etc. are situated in the dermis of the skin and in the body
    • that the special senses include those of smell, taste, sight, hearing, and balance
    • the main structures of the eye and their functions
    • the route taken by light through the eye to the retina
    • the role of the rods and cones in the retina
    • the advantages of binocular vision
    • the main structures of the ear and their functions
    • the route taken by sound waves through the ear to the cochlea
    • the role of the vestibular organ (semicircular canals and otolith organ) in maintaining balance and posture

    Contributors

    • Ruth Lawson (Otago Polytechnic; Dunedin, New Zealand)