Contributions to Sensory Physiology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121518080, 9781483191614

Contributions to Sensory Physiology

1st Edition

Volume 8

Editors: William D. Neff
eBook ISBN: 9781483191614
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1984
Page Count: 214
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Contributions to Sensory Physiology, Volume 8 is a collection of scientific essays that resulted from experiments made in the field of sensory systems. One of the focuses of the study is the superior colliculus, or optic tectum. Optic tectum is responsible for the start of orienting responses to visual stimuli. The layered structure inside the optic tectum is vital to understand the neural basis of its sensorimotor transformations. A chapter of the book shows that some specific rules govern critical developmental actions, such as proliferation, migration, differentiation, cell death, and formation of intercellular connections. The article reviews the ontogenetic sequence by which layers form in the lateral geniculate nucleus. Different classes of axons are also covered in the text. The temporal summation in audition is likewise demonstrated. A section of the volume discusses extensively the central auditory system. The book will serve as a good reference for doctors, veterinarians, neurologists, students, and researcher in the fields of anatomy.

Table of Contents

Contributors Preface Contents of Previous Volumes The Anatomical Basis for Sensorimotor Transformations in the Superior Colliculus I. Introduction II. The Laminar Organization of the Superior Colliculus III. Models of Superior Colliculus Organization IV. Indirect Visual Pathways to the Deep Layers of the Superior Colliculus V. Conclusions References Development of Layers in the Dorsal Lateral Geniculate Nucleus in the Tree Shrew I. Introduction II. Features of Lamination in the Mature LGN III. Development of LGN Layers IV. The Role of Retinogeniculate Fibers in the Development of Individual Features of Lamination V. A Model of LGN Development References 2-Deoxyglucose Studies of Stimulus Coding in the Brainstem Auditory System of the Cat I. Introduction II. Interpretation of 2-DG Autoradiographs III. Effects of Variations in Sound Onset IV. Effects of Variations in Frequency V. Effects of Variations in Intensity VI. Summary References Axonal Organization in the Cat Medial Superior Olivary Nucleus I. History of Multiple Classes of Axons II. Classical Approaches to Identifying Axonal Populations III. Differential Amino Acid-Labeling Studies References Auditory Temporal Integration at Threshold: Theories and Some Implications of Current Research I. Introduction II. Major Empirical Findings III. Theories of Auditory Temporal Summation IV. Some Implications of Current Research V. Conclusions References The Specialized Auditory System of Kangaroo Rats I. Introduction II. The Middle Ears III. The Cochlea IV. The Central Auditory System V. Summary References Index


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