Sensory Systems in Vertebrates: General Overview
Christopher B Braun, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Heather L Eisthen, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
Published online: June 2001
Vertebrates have a rich complement of sensory systems that sample both external environmental conditions and the animal's
own internal milieu. The nervous system uses sensory information to intiate and modify complex behaviours and to adjust physiological
processes within the body.
Keywords: exteroreceptor; interoreceptor
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