The Somatosensory System
Lecture no. 15 from the course: Understanding the Brain
Taught by Professor Jeanette Norden | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
The somatosensory system gives us information not only about the immediate external world but also about our own bodies. From receptors in our skin, joints, and other parts of our bodies, parallel pathways transmit information that we experience as the senses of touch, pain, temperature, and proprioception (awareness of where our limbs are).