Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Identify the receptors involved in each type of skin sensation.
  • Describe the methods by which the brain gets information about the body and the environment.
  • Illustrate how the cortical areas for sensation correspond to portions of the body.
  • Assess the mechanisms by which pain is generated.
  • Summarize the brain structures involved in the production of movement.
  • Predict how movement is impaired in specific movement disorders.