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Sensory system

A sensory system is a part of the nervous system responsible for processing sensory information.

A sensory system consists of sensory receptors, neural pathways, and parts of the brain involved in sensory perception.

Commonly recognized sensory systems are those for vision, hearing, somatic sensation (touch), taste and olfaction (smell).

Receptive fields have been identified for the visual system, auditory system and somatosensory system, so far.

Note:   The above text is excerpted from the Wikipedia article "Sensory system", which has been released under the GNU Free Documentation License.
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