Multiple sensory inputs that sense the same information about the environment and communicate it to the brain. Serves two main purposes (1) allows the brain to compare afferent inputs and select the most accurate sensory input to create its spatial mapping and orientation (2) allows a full recovery if damage occurs to one of the peripheral sensory organs.
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