Detect a steady stimulus

Figure 2-2. Receptor (generator) potential and how it may lead to an action potential.

b. Rapidly adapting, or phasic, receptors (pacinian corpuscle; light touch)

- show a decline in action potential frequency with time in response to a constant stimulus.

- primarily detect onset and offset of a stimulus.

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