Fish Physiology: Sensory Systems Neuroscience

Fish Physiology: Sensory Systems Neuroscience

1st Edition - October 17, 2006

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  • Authors: Toshiaki Hara, Barbara Zielinski
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123504494
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080469614

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Fish sensory systems have been extensively studied not only because of a wide general interest in the behavioral and sensory physiology of this group, but also because fishes are well suited as biological models for studies of sensory systems. Fish Physiology: Sensory Systems Neuroscience describes how fish are able to perceive their physical and biological surroundings, and highlights some of the exciting developments in molecular biology of fish sensory systems. Volume 25 in the Fish Physiology series offers the only updated thorough examination of fish sensory systems at the molecular, cellular and systems levels.

Key Features

  • Offers a comprehensive account of the present state of science in this rapidly expanding and developing field
  • New physiological techniques presented to enable examining responses at the cellular and system levels
  • Discusses fish sensory systems and how they have adapted to the physiological challenges presented by an aquatic environment


Fish biologists and physiologists, researchers in cell, molecular, and sensory systems biology.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1. Molecular and Neural Mechanisms in Olfaction
    B. S. Zielinski and T. J. Hara

    Chapter 2. Peripheral and Central Gustatory Processes
    T. J. Hara

    Chapter 3. Bronchial Chemoreceptor Regulation of Cardiorespiratory Function
    K. M. Gilmour and S. F. Perry

    Chapter 4. Nociception
    L. U. Sneddon

    Chapter 5. Visual Sensitivity and Signal Processing.
    Lei Li

    Chapter 6. Molecular and Cellular Regulation of Pineal Organ Responses
    J. Falcón

    Chapter 7. Electro-Reception in Weakly Electric Fishes
    G. Von Der Emde

    Chapter 8. The Magnetic Sense
    M. M. Walker and J. L. Kirschvink

    Chapter 9. The Auditory System and Vocal Communication
    A. H. Bass

    Chapter 10. The Lateral-Line System
    H. Bleckmann

    Chapter 11. Neuromodulatory Functions of Terminal Nerve-GnRH Neurons
    Y. Oka

Product details

  • No. of pages: 536
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2006
  • Published: October 17, 2006
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123504494
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080469614

About the Authors

Toshiaki Hara

Affiliations and Expertise

Canada Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Freshwater Institute, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; and University of Manitoba, Department of Zoology, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Barbara Zielinski

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Windsor, Department of Biological Sciences, Windsor, Ontario, Canada

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