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The Nature of Physical Stimuli
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absorption acoustic activity amplitude anatomy auditory auditory system axons basic basic taste basilar membrane Bekesy candidate codes chapter chemical cochlea cochlear color cone consider corpuscle cortex curve cutaneous defined detection dimensions discrimination discussion effects electron encoding energy example excitatory experiments exponent fact fibers frequency ganglion cell gustatory hair cells important inhibitory interaction interval large number light Mach band magnitude measure mechanisms modalities molecules nerve nervous system neural coding neural response neurons neurophysiological notion observed olfactory opsin optical organization Pacinian corpuscle pathway perception peripheral physical physiological plotted power function problem produced psychophysical quality coding receptive field receptor cells receptor potential region retina rhodopsin sensitivity shown in Figure shows signal simple single cell somatosensory somatosensory system sort spatial specific spectral spike action potentials stimulus stimulus intensity stimulus pattern structure synaptic taste technique temporal theory threshold tion tone transduction trichromatic Uttal varying visual wave wavelength