Contributions to Sensory Physiology

Contributions to Sensory Physiology

Volume 1

1st Edition - January 1, 1965

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  • Editor: William D. Neff
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483194943

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Contributions to Sensory Physiology discusses a theory of the physiological basis of sensation. It describes and illustrates the cellular pattern of the neuro-epithelium, focusing on sensory cells, neural structures, and fluid spaces of the organ of Corti. The book shows that the simultaneous use of light, phase contrast, and electron microscopy generates a better image. It discusses the functional parts of the vestibular and lateral line organs. The text describes the structure and organization of receptors. The structure of the cupula and otolithic membranes are also explained. Complex types of stimulation are examined in detail. The vestibular system is discussed in full. The electrophysiological analysis of the monkey’s eyes is defined as well as the methods that are being used to examine the primate vision. A chapter of the book focuses on the vision in intermittent light. The book will provide useful information to veterinarians, anatomists, students, and researchers in the field of ophthalmology.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Cellular Pattern, Nerve Structures, and Fluid Spaces of the Organ of Corti

    I. Introduction

    II. Technique

    III. Cytoarchitecture and Structure of the Cochlear Hair Cells

    IV. Nerve Structures in the Organ of Corti

    V. Fluid Spaces of the Organ of Corti


    Functional Anatomy of the Vestibular and Lateral Line Organs

    I. Introduction

    II. Structure and Organization of the Receptors

    III. Structure of the Cupula and Otolithic Membranes


    Psychophysiological Studies of Vestibular Function

    I. Introduction

    II. Simple Stimulation of the Semicircular Canals by Angular Acceleration

    III. Complex Stimulation

    IV. Effects of Repetitive Vestibular Stimulation

    V. Summarizing Comments, Generalizations, and Speculations


    Behavioral and Electrophysiological Studies of Primate Vision

    I. Introduction

    II. Psychophysical Studies of Monkeys

    III. Electrophysiological Studies of Monkeys

    IV. Discussion and Summary


    Vision in Intermittent Light

    I. Introduction

    II. Experimental Results on the Role of Phase Ratios

    III. The Problem of the Mechanisms in Action

    IV. Conclusion


    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 286
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1965
  • Published: January 1, 1965
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483194943

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William D. Neff

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