Special sensory nerve endings in the skin of the hand are responsive to temperature. When an extremely hot object is encountered, nerves conduct this information to the spinal cord, which, in turn, sends a signal to skeletal muscle, causing it to contract and pull the affected part of the body away from the stimulus (often before the sensation of a burn is felt).

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In this scenario, the control center is __________.
    the nerves conducting impulses from the sensory nerves to the spinal cord
    the skeletal muscles of the hand
    the nerve endings in the skin
    the spinal cord

asked May 30, 2013 in Biology by anonymous

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the spinal cord
answered May 31, 2013 by Bioshare ~Top Expert~ (34,070 points)

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