Sensory Functions - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080273372, 9781483190112

Sensory Functions

1st Edition

Proceedings of the 28th International Congress of Physiological Sciences, Budapest, 1980

Editors: E. Grastyán P. Molnár
eBook ISBN: 9781483190112
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1981
Page Count: 502
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Advances in Physiological Sciences, Volume 16: Sensory Functions contains the proceedings of the symposia of the 28th International Congress of Physiology, held in Budapest in July 1980. The book presents scientific papers discussing a wide range of topics on sensory functions. The topics discussed include somato-sensory thalamic unit activities recorded in chronic awake animals; neuropharmacology of spinal cord reaction to noxious inputs; pain and thermoreception; and neural mechanisms for binocular depth discrimination. Physiologists, pathologists, biologists, physicians, and researchers will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents


Somato-Sensoiy Thalamic Unit Activities Recorded in Chronic Awake Animals. Modifications Provoked by Peripheral Afferent Deprivation and Central Inhibitory Influences

Diversification and Synthesis of Sensory Systems across the Cortical Link

Functional Mechanisms of the Parietal Cortex

Interactions between Cortical and Subcortical Structures in Vision and Eye Movement

Comparative Experimental Analysis of Habituation

Introduction to the Comparative Experimental Analysis of Habituation

Habituation and Sensitization of a Startle-Like Response Elicited by Electrical Stimulation at Different Points in the Acoustic Startle Circuit

A Popperian Approach to Human Habituation

Ionic and Biochemical Mechanisms Underlying Habituation and Sensitization in Aplysia

Habituation of the Electrodermal Orienting Reflex in Monkeys

Concluding Remarks on the Comparative Experimental Analysis of Habituation

The Physiology of Auditory Perception

Cochlear Transduction - Theoretical Aspects

Cortical Representation of Biosonar Information in the Mustached Bat

Physiological Chemistry of the Cochlea

Concluding Remarks on the Physiology of Auditory Perception

Pain Mechanisms in the Spinal Cord

Descending Control of Pain Transmission

Anatomy of Afferent Terminals Concerned with Nociception

Neuropharmacology of Spinal Cord Reaction to Noxious Inputs

Excitatory and Inhibitory Interactions between Dorsal and Ventral Column Inputs into the Cat Postcruciate Cortex

Have the Authors Addressed Themselves to the Topic: "Pain Mechanisms in the Spinal Cord"?


The Contribution of Hypothalamic Unit Activity Studies to the Understanding of how Thermosensors Relate to Thermoregulatory Effectors in Mammals

Discharge Pattern of Thermoreceptors and Hypothetical Transducer Mechanisms

Spinal Cord Pathways Transmitting Information about Noxious Thermal Stimuli

Temperature-Sensitive Receptors and Response of Dorsal Hom Neurons to Thermal Stimulation of the Feathered Skin in Pigeons

Cortical Influences on the Temperature-Iesponsive Neurones in the Thalamus and Hypothalamus of the Rat

Thermal Response of Crotaline Infrared Receptors

Thermoreceptive Fibers Innervating the Palm and Fingers: Differentiating Small Changes in Skin Temperature

Concluding Remarks on Thermoreception

Muscle Receptor Systems and Their Projection

Significance of Primary Ending Dynamic Responsiveness in the Modulation of Motoneuronal Output and in Stiffness Regulation

Factors that Influence Distribution of Input from IA and Group II Spindle Afferents to Pods of Motoneurons

The Skeletofusimotor Innervation of Cat Muscle Spindles

Processing of Sensory Information in the Hippocampus

Synaptic Interaction on Hippocampal Pyramids

Sensory Reorganization of Adaptive Behavior by the Hippocampus

The Hippocampal Formation and Its Regulation of Attention and Behavior

Behavioral Effects of Anterodorsal Hippocampal Lesions and Subsequent Anomalous Sympathetic Innervation in the Rat

Visceral Sensory Mechanisms and Sensations

Vagal Sensory Mechanisms and Sensations

Pulmonary Vagal Receptors and Respiratory Sensations

Sensory Processing in Spinal Afferent Pathways from the Bladder

Concluding Remarks on Visceral Sensory Mechanisms and Sensations

Chemical Sensations and Their Perception

Chemical Sensations and Their Perception

Gustation Considered from the Viewpoint of Regulatory—Integrative Physiology

The Central Gustatory and Visceral Afferent Systems Arising from the Nucleus of the Solitary Tract

Responses of Lateral Hypothalamic Neurons to Odors Before and During Stomach Distension in Unanesthetized Rabbits

Osmoreceptors in the Mammalian Central Nervous System

Connections from the Frontal Cortex and Gustatory Cortex to the Lateral Hypothalamus in the Rat: Electrophysiological and Anatomical Studies

Concluding Remarks on Chemical Sensations and Their Perception

The Neural Basis of Sensory-Perception

Ethological Evidence for Search Images in Predatory Behavior

Self-Organization in Multiply Connected Cellular Assemblies with Application to Brain Activity

Anatomical Basis for Divergence, Convergence, and Integration in the Cerebral Cortex

Evidence for an Olfactory Search Image Or Representation in the EEG of Conditioned Cats and Rabbits

Cortical Mapping and Computational Anatomy: A Projective Invariant Recursive Flow Model of Visual Coding

Concluding Remarks on the Neural Basis of Sensory-Perception

Depth Perception

Neural Mechanisms for Binocular Depth Discrimination

Theoretical and Clinical Advances in Global Stereopsis

The Role of Orientation Disparity in Stereoscopic Perception and the Development of Binocular Correspondence

Visual Acuity as a Function of Distance for Frontal and Lateral Viewing in the Pigeon

Depth Perception in the Pigeon: Looking for the Participation of Binocular Cues

Concluding Remarks on Depth Perception



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