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  • adjective pertaining to several different forms of sensory information
  • adjective involving more than one sense


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  • Not only bimodal, but multimodal (also called polymodal) logics, are standard in the literature: a typical case is the logic of knowledge

    Combining Logics

  • The majority of nociceptors is activated by various types of stimulus, whether thermal, mechanical or chemical, they are called polymodal for this reason.

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  • The senses of sight, hearing and touch can and do directly interact in the brain; the inputs from each sensory system converge on polymodal regions of the brain such as the superior colliculus.

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  • Considering the polymodal nature of our experience, he says, “There are not five different ¦ experiences somehow combined together to produce a new unified experience”.

    The Unity of Consciousness

  • Now, as far as I know which is not very far! the signals from our olfactory neurons don't converge on polymodal regions until we're really far up the "sensory processing stream".

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  • For example, with a heating slope of 1°C/s, it takes approximately five seconds to pass from the threshold of activation of C polymodal nociceptors to that of the Aδ polymodal nociceptors; this time period is ample to enable activation of C-fibers to trigger a reaction even before Aδ fibers have been activated.

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  • This plasticity is greatly favored by the primitive nature, poorly differentiated and totipotent, of polymodal nociceptors

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  • For example, the Aδ - and C - polymodal nociceptors (also referred as type II AMH and CMH) in hairy skin of anaesthetized monkeys had median heat thresholds of 46 and 41°C, respectively

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  • Interestingly, many polymodal C-fiber nociceptors are activated by non-painful stimuli such as heat or a stringent vigorous friction with a massage glove.

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  • Kumazawa T (1998) Primitivism and plasticity of pain-implication of polymodal receptors.

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