Contributions to Sensory Physiology

Contributions to Sensory Physiology

Volume 4

1st Edition - January 28, 1970

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  • Editor: William D. Neff
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483191577

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Contributions to Sensory Physiology: Volume 4 presents a theory about the physiological basis of sensation. It discusses some research made in microscopic anatomy and psychophysics. It addresses the functional significance and physiological mechanisms of the sensory systems. Some of the topics covered in the book are the visual analogs in somesthesis; psychophysical studies of temperature sensitivity; functions of the skin; pathophysiology of the fluid systems of the inner ear; function of the endolymphatic sac; endolymph-perilymph fistulate; and chemistry of the inner ear fluids. The function of the cochlear aqueduct is covered. The perilymph channels are discussed. The text describes the anatomical aspects of the cochlear nucleus and superior olivary complex. A study of the bilaterally innervated cell groups is presented. A chapter is devoted to the medial nucleus of the trapezoid body. Another section focuses on the neurophysiology of nuclei peripheral to the S-segment. The book can provide useful information to scientists, veterinaries, students, and researchers.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Contents of Previous Volumes

    Vision, Audition, and Beyond

    I. Behind the Beyond

    II. Space, Time, and the Integument

    III. Multiple Stimulation

    IV. Spatial Interaction

    V. Visual Analogs in Somesthesis

    VI. The Senses and Time

    VII. "Time-Discriminating Ability"

    VIII. Toward the Beyond


    Psychophysical Studies of Temperature Sensitivity

    I. Introduction

    II. Psychophysical Studies of Human Temperature Sensitivity


    Pathophysiology of the Fluid Systems of the Inner Ear

    I. Introduction

    II. Alterations in Staining and Volume of Endolymph

    III. Function of the Endolymphatic Sac

    IV. Function of the Cochlear Aqueduct

    V. The Perilymph Channels

    VI. Endolymph-Perilymph Fistula

    VII. Chemistry of the Inner Ear Fluids


    Anatomical Aspects of the Cochlear Nucleus and Superior Olivary Complex

    I. Introduction

    II. Anatomical Aspects of the Lower Auditory System

    III. Variation of the Superior Olivary Complex in Different Mammalian Species

    IV. The Control of Responding by the Location of an Auditory Stimulus


    Cat Superior Olive S-Segment Cell Discharge to Tonal Stimulation

    I. Introduction

    II. Techniques

    III. Anatomy

    IV. Neurophysiology of Nuclei Peripheral to the S-Segment

    V. Cell Injury

    VI. Histological Localization of Cells around and within the S-Segment

    VII. Electrical Measures of S-Segment Cell Activity

    VIII. A Descriptive Model of the S-Segment

    IX. An Interpretation


    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 232
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1970
  • Published: January 28, 1970
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483191577

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William D. Neff

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