Contributions to Sensory Physiology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483167497, 9781483194974

Contributions to Sensory Physiology

1st Edition

Volume 2

Editors: William D. Neff
eBook ISBN: 9781483194974
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1967
Page Count: 278
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Contributions to Sensory Physiology: Volume 2 presents the scientific research on the sensory systems. It discusses the physiological basis of sensation. It addresses the evolution of vertebrate hearing. Some of the topics covered in the book are the origins of neocortex; the differentiation of sensory thalamo-cortical systems in early phases of mammal evolution; the predominance of the auditory system in carnivore; effects of brain stem lesions on the normal prepotency of sound; the logarithmic intensity function of single peripheral units; and sensory neocortex and the evolution of intelligence. The organization of somatic central projections is covered. The pure convergent cortical projections are discussed. The text describes the Weber function and Fechner’s conjecture. A study of the human somesthetic intensity function is presented. A chapter is devoted to the peripheral nerve responses. Another section focuses on the physical correlate theory of perception of intensity. The book can provide useful information to doctors, neurologists, students, and researchers.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors Preface Contents of Volume 1 The Evolution of Vertebrate Hearing I. Introduction II. Sound III. The Lateral Line IV. The Labyrinth V. The Swim Bladder VI. The Weberian Apparatus and Other Adaptations VII. Can Fish Hear? VIII. On to Land: The Amphibia IX. The Inner Ear and the Hearing in the Frog X. Summary References The Sensory Neocortex I. Origins of Neocortex II. The Differentiation of Sensory Thalamo-Cortical Systems in Early Phases of Mammal Evolution III. The Predominance of the Auditory System in Carnivores IV. The Auditory Cortex and the Lower Centers of the Auditory Pathway V. The Auditory Cortex and Memory VI. Sensory Cortex and the Evolution of Intelligence References Organization of Somatic Central Projections I. Introduction II. Lemniscal versus Extralemniscal Projections III. Structures Showing Essentially Extralemniscal Properties IV. Lemniscal and Extralemniscal Convergence in Primary Areas V. Concluding Remarks: Role in Behavior of the Somatic Receiving Regions References Electrical Responses of the Nervous System and Subjective Scales of Intensity I. Introduction II. Historical Background III. Human Somesthetic Intensity Functions IV. Current Issues concerning the Appreciation of Intensity References Gustatory Response as a Temperature-Dependent Process I. Introduction II. Gustatory Nerve Response III. Gustatory Nerve Response to Stimuli of Varying Temperatures IV. Thermal Messages Carried by the Chorda Tympani and the Glossopharyngeal and Lingual Nerves V. Bimodal Response of Taste Units VI. Variations in the Gustatory Response Produced by Temperature Change VII. Gustatory Nerve Response in the Frog VIII. Conclusion References Author Index Subject Index


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