Contributions to Sensory Physiology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121518073, 9781483191607

Contributions to Sensory Physiology

1st Edition

Volume 7

Editors: William D. Neff
eBook ISBN: 9781483191607
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1982
Page Count: 256
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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.

Table of Contents



Contents of Previous Volumes

Parallel Ascending Pathways from the Cochlear Nucleus: Neuroanatomical Evidence of Functional Specialization

I. Introduction

II. Anatomy of the Cochlear Nucleus

III. Projections of the Ventral Cochlear Nucleus

IV. Discussion


The Optic Chiasm of the Vertebrate Brain

I. Introduction

II. The "Classical" View of the Optic Chiasm

III. Postclassical Developments

IV. General Conclusions


Studies on the Morphological Basis of Orientation Selectivity

I. Introduction

II. 2-[14C]Deoxyglucose Metabolic Mapping

III. Spatial Distribution of Dendrites

IV. Conclusion


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

I. Introduction

II. Material and Methods

III. Results

IV. Discussion

V. Summary


The Segregation of Function in the Nervous System: Why Do Sensory Systems Have So Many Subdivisions?

I. Introduction

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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