· Located in organs with pathways in the brain
Examples: smell, taste, sight, hearing, balance
· Also classified as somatic and visceral senses
· Somatic Senses: those receptors that are located on the body wall.
Examples are cutaneous (skin) receptors and those within muscle, joints, ligaments and tendons.
· Visceral Senses: receptor are located within visceral organs
(e.g GI, lungs, etc).
· Senses are also classified according to the location and type of stimuli they receive.