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Sensation process-Peripheral nervous system

1) Detail the process of sensation
2) Explain how information is processed
3) Describe how the process of sensation and perception (in the sensory area you have chosen) can affect your understanding (or misunderstanding) of the world around you

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The Peripheral nervous system is in charge of relaying information, including sensations, from the body to the brain and vice versa (Brainlink, 2007, Sept. 27). Since these nerves enter and exit the spinal cord, they are also referred as spinal nerves.
There are 31 pairs of spinal nerves; each of them contains both sensory and spinal motor axons (Kimball, 2009). The sensory nerves or afferent enter the spinal cord through the dorsal area or horn (Advameg, Inc., 2010; Kimball, 2009). The motor nerves or efferent exit the spinal cord through the ...

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The solution involves a discussion of the peripheral nerve system (PNS) and its role in the process of sensation. It also discusses the role of the PNS in the motor sensation.

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