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Primate sensory systems
share elements across many species of mammals and more.
all involve sensory transduction--transforming specific stimuli such as movement, molecules, light...-into neural impulses transmitted to the brain for integration and interpretation.
adaptively significant inputs tend to use up a lot of brain space
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transduction_%28physiology%29
receptors may report external (sound, smell..) and internal (blood pressure, proprioception...) conditions.
receptors may combine in cross-model, multisensory patterns
e,g, eyes may move toward source of sound





                                     receptor neurons                                














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read more about basic sensory functions.