Contributions to Sensory Physiology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483167466, 9781483194943

Contributions to Sensory Physiology

1st Edition

Volume 1

Editors: William D. Neff
eBook ISBN: 9781483194943
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1965
Page Count: 286
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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


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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