Discussion Forum: Pain/Temperature (Ch 12-15)

Discussion Forum: Pain/Temperature (Ch 12-15)


You are starving!! You decide to order delicious garlic shrimp from Chinese #1 down the street. You can’t wait for it to

arrive. Finally, you hear the doorbell, and already you can smell the wonderful garlic shrimp and rice waiting for you in the

bag. You open your containers, and pile a heap of white rice, and then poor the garlic shrimp on top of the rice. You grab

one of the shrimp from the top, and whoa, it’s hot! You almost burn your fingertips. You take a huge bite, and taste the

satisfying garlic shrimp in your mouth. It is delicious.

Using the power points and the textbook, students will answer the following questions:

1. Describe HOW you know you knew the garlic shrimp was hot? What sense is being used? Is it a general sense or a

special sense?

2. Describe what type of receptors are used; how is the sensory information transmitted to the brain? Please be as

specific as possible.

3. Your final submission should be posted on this discussion forum for other students to view.

Students can use this forum to communicate with each other call each on the phone and/or email.