Unit 3: Sensory Systems

Featured Video: Auditory Transduction. This 7-minute video by Brandon Pletsch takes viewers on a step-by-step voyage through the inside of the ear, to the acoustic accompaniment of classical music. Brandon Pletsch is a graduate student of the Medical College of Georgia.

Brain Section Images for visualizing pathways

created by a Community Teaching Assistant. In 2014, B.C. Jackson created the following learning tools for reviewing pathways during the first run of Medical Neuroscience:

Overview of the Thalamus

Overview of the Thalamus on Scholarpedia by S.M. Sherman

Overview of Cortex and Cortical Circuits

General Principles of Sensory Systems


Pain and Temperature

Visual System

Auditory System

Vestibular System

Chemical Senses: Olfaction

Chemical Senses: Gustation

  • Taste: review activity – Biological Psychology 7th ed.

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