Fish Physiology: Sensory Systems Neuroscience


  • Toshiaki Hara, Canada Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Freshwater Institute, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; and University of Manitoba, Department of Zoology, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Barbara Zielinski, University of Windsor, Department of Biological Sciences, Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Fish sensory systems have been extensively studied not only because of a wide general interest in the behavioral and sensory physiology of this group, but also because fishes are well suited as biological models for studies of sensory systems. This volume describes how fish are able to perceive their physical and biological surroundings, and highlights some of the exciting developments in molecular biology of fish sensory systems. Volume 25 in the Fish Physiology series offers the only updated thorough examination of fish sensory systems at the molecular, cellular and systems levels.
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Fish biologists and physiologists, researchers in cell, molecular, and sensory systems biology.


Book information

  • Published: October 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-350449-4

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Molecular and Neural Mechanisms in OlfactionB. S. Zielinski and T. J. Hara Chapter 2. Peripheral and Central Gustatory ProcessesT. J. Hara Chapter 3. Bronchial Chemoreceptor Regulation of Cardiorespiratory FunctionK. M. Gilmour and S. F. Perry Chapter 4. NociceptionL. U. Sneddon Chapter 5. Visual Sensitivity and Signal Processing. Lei Li Chapter 6. Molecular and Cellular Regulation of Pineal Organ ResponsesJ. Falcón Chapter 7. Electro-Reception in Weakly Electric FishesG. Von Der Emde Chapter 8. The Magnetic SenseM. M. Walker and J. L. Kirschvink Chapter 9. The Auditory System and Vocal CommunicationA. H. Bass Chapter 10. The Lateral-Line SystemH. Bleckmann Chapter 11. Neuromodulatory Functions of Terminal Nerve-GnRH NeuronsY. Oka