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Special Senses Objectives

Ch. 8 Special Senses

  1. When provided with a model or diagram, identify the accessory eye structures and list the functions of each.
  2. Name the eye tunics and indicate the major function of each.
  3. Explain how rod and cone functions differ.
  4. Describe image formation on the retina.
  5. Trace the pathway of light through the eye to the retina.
  6. Discuss the importance of an ophthalmoscopic examination.
  7. Define the following terms: accommodation, astigmatism, blind spot, cataract, emmetropia, glaucoma, hyperopia, myopia, and refraction.
  8. Trace the visual pathway to the optic cortex.
  9. Discuss the importance of the pupillary and convergence reflexes.
  10. Identify the structures of the external, middle and internal ear, and list the functions of each.
  11. Explain the function of the organ of Corti in hearing.
  12. Define sensorineural and conductive deafness and list possible causes of each.
  13. Explain how one is able to localize the source of a sound.
  14. Describe how the equilibrium organs help maintain balance.
  15. Describe the location, structure and function of the olfactory and taste receptors.
  16. Name the four basic taste sensations and list factors that modify the sense of taste.
  17. Describe changes that occur with age in the special sense organs.