Contributions to Sensory Physiology, Volume 7, was published with two principal objectives in mind: (1) to bring together reports of current research on all of the sensory systems; and (2) to provide an opportunity for the scientist studying a sensory system to give a detailed account of a series of experiments or to present, at some length, a theory about the physiological basis of sensation.
The book contains six chapters and opens with a summary of neuroanatomical studies which show that the cochlear nucleus is the origin of several distinct fiber pathways which have differing fiber diameters, routes, and terminations in more central nuclei of the auditory system. Subsequent chapters deal with the optic chiasm of the vertebrate brain; the morphological basis of orientation selectivity; visual control of movement; visual functions in monkeys following removal of visual cerebral cortex; and subdivisions in sensory systems.
It is the hope of the editor and publisher that this serial publication will provide better communication among those who study sensory systems and that it will also be a valuable source of information for scientists from other fields who occasionally seek a representative sample of research that is being done in this important area of physiology rather than just a summary.
Contents of Previous Volumes
Parallel Ascending Pathways from the Cochlear Nucleus: Neuroanatomical Evidence of Functional Specialization
II. Anatomy of the Cochlear Nucleus
III. Projections of the Ventral Cochlear Nucleus
The Optic Chiasm of the Vertebrate Brain
II. The "Classical" View of the Optic Chiasm
III. Postclassical Developments
IV. General Conclusions
Studies on the Morphological Basis of Orientation Selectivity
II. 2-[14C]Deoxyglucose Metabolic Mapping
III. Spatial Distribution of Dendrites
Visual Control of Movement: The Circuits Which Link Visual to Motor Areas of the Brain with Special Reference to the Visual Input to the Pons and Cerebellum
I. Visual Control of Movement
II. Visual Input to the Pons and Cerebellum
III. The Role of the CerebeUum in VisuaUy Guided Behavior
Visual Functions in Monkeys after Total Removal of Visual Cerebral Cortex
II. Material and Methods
The Segregation of Function in the Nervous System: Why Do Sensory Systems Have So Many Subdivisions?
II. How Are Subdivisions Defined?
III. Methods of Determining Subdivisions
IV. Species Vary in Numbers of Subdivisions; Similar Subdivisions Have Been Independently Acquired
V. The Evolution of Subdivisions
VI. What Is the Functional Significance of Subdividing?
VII. How Sensory Systems Work
VIII. Summary and Conclusions
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- © Academic Press 1982
- 28th January 1982
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