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The Physiology of the Senses: Transformations for Perception and Action

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Material Type: Tutorial
Technical Format: Flash
Date Added to MERLOT: July 29, 2003
Date Modified in MERLOT: March 20, 2014
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Submitter : Alan Wolf


A set of twelve web tutorials explaining the biology of human senses. These topics include: the eye, the visual cortex, visual perception of objects, visual perception of motion, association cortex, streams for visually guided actions, touch, muscle sense, hearing, balance, eye movements, and memory. The activities include... More

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Primary Audience: College General Ed, Graduate School, Professional
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Materials are presented in Flash and as PDF documents
Language: English Material Version: Flash 6
Cost Involved: no Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: no Copyright: yes
Creative Commons: unsure

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Avatar for Adena Rottenstein
4 years ago

Adena Rottenstein (Faculty)

This learning object could be better understood as a collection. For each of 12 topics (touch, hearing, balance, etc.) the author provides an animated Flash presentation, a pdf. version for those who may not have flash, practice problems, and links to more information. The flash presentations themselves contain several subtopics. For example, "the eye" has subtopics of lens, retina, fovea, etc. For best use, I would recommend the user pinpointing the exact location of the specific materials they wish their students to review, otherwise, the shear volume of material may seem intimidating.

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My only critique is that the home website is a bit difficult to understand at first. It takes the user a few minutes to understand how the site is organized, and what use they could make of it. Also, there is no button to return to the homepage, once one is within a flash presentation for a specific topic.
Time spent reviewing site: 1 hour.

Avatar for Patricia McKenna
6 years ago

Patricia McKenna (Faculty)

This was a great interactive for my 12th grade A&P students! Thanks -- and LEAVE IT ON THE WEB!
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