Sensory Systems

Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology


  • Aage Moller, The University of Texas at Dallas, Callier Center for Communication Disorders, Dallas, TX, USA

This book provides a comprehensive description of how human sensory systems function, with comparisons of the five senses and detailed descriptions of the functions of each of them. In addition to describing anatomy and function, the book also provides insight as to how sensory information is processed in the brain to provide the basis for communication and for our perception of our surroundings. The information is presented in a way that is suitable for individuals from diverse disciplines and educational backgrounds. It gives the clinician an understanding of the function of normal and diseased sensory systems and provides a convenient, up-to-date source of information relevant to individuals in the fields of communication and communication disorders. This book is ideal for scientists, clinical researchers, and students in neurology and neuroscience.
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Neurologists, neuropthalmalogists, otologists, neurotologists, audiologists, and neuroscientists.


Book information

  • Published: October 2002
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-504257-4

Table of Contents

Basic psychophysicsAnatomy and physiology of sensory organsSensory nervous systemsSomatosensory system Hearing; VisionChemical senses: Olfaction and Gustation