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Table 1 Table summarizing the number of sensors, number of afferents, information transmission rates/channel capacity (from [89]), % of attentional capture (from [30]) and % of neocortex [21] relative to each sensory modality. Reprinted from Gallace et al. [24]

From: Constructing flavour perception: from destruction to creation and back again

Sensory system N. of sensors N. of afferents Channel capacity (bits/s) Psychophysical channel capacity (bits/s) % attentional capture % neocortex
Vision 2 × 108 2 × 106 107 40 70 55
Audition 3 × 104 2 × 104 105 30 20 3.4
Touch 107 106 106 5 4 11.5
Taste 3 × 107 103 103 1(?) 1 0.5
Smell 7 × 107 105 105 1(?) 5 n.a.
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