Contributions to Sensory Physiology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121518042, 9781483191577

Contributions to Sensory Physiology

1st Edition

Volume 4

Editors: William D. Neff
eBook ISBN: 9781483191577
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1970
Page Count: 232
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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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