Sensory neurones

The central nervous system

Sensory neurones

central_nervous system1Sensory neurones are nerves that take information from either the outside world, or from within the body, and pass it to the brain.

The brain uses this information to help us to identify and distinguish between different sensations, in order to react appropriately.


The nerves respond to:

  • Pressure
  • Pain
  • Light touch
  • Crude touch
  • Vibration
  • Temperature
  • Body position