Contributions to Sensory Physiology

Contributions to Sensory Physiology

Volume 8

1st Edition - January 28, 1984

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  • Editor: William D. Neff
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483191614

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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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    The Specialized Auditory System of Kangaroo Rats

    I. Introduction

    II. The Middle Ears

    III. The Cochlea

    IV. The Central Auditory System

    V. Summary



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  • No. of pages: 214
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1984
  • Published: January 28, 1984
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483191614

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William D. Neff

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