Senses: A Comprehensive Reference, 2nd Edition

  • Allan Basbaum
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  • ISBN-10: 0080925731
  • ISBN-13: 9780080925738
  • DDC: 152.1
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 4650 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released June 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Provides an overview of the knowledge accumulated on the function of sense organs, sensory systems, and how the brain processes sensory input. Topics covered include the perception, psychophysics, and higher order processing of sensory information, as well as disorders and new diagnostic and treatment methods.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents of All Volumes.
Contributors to All Volumes.
Introduction to Volumes 1 and 2.
1: Vision I.
2: The Visual System and Its Stimuli.
3: Evolution of Vertebrate Eyes.
4: Vision in Birds.
5: Vision in Fish.
6: Phototransduction in Microvillar Photoreceptors of Drosophila and Other Invertebrates.
7: Central Processing of Visual Information in Insects.
8: Color in Invertebrate Vision.
9: Visual Ecology.
10: Mammalian Photopigments.
11: Phototransduction in Rods and Cones.
12: Mammalian Rod Pathways.
13: Decomposing a Cone's Output (Parallel Processing).
14: Contributions of Horizontal Cells.
15: Contributions of Bipolar Cells to Ganglion Cell Receptive Fields.
16: Amacrine Cells.
17: The P, M and K Streams of the Primate Visual System: What Do They Do for Vision?.
18: Neural Mechanisms of Natural Scene Perception.
19: Seeing in the Dark: Retinal Processing and Absolute Visual Threshold.
20: Direction-Selective Cells.
21: Melanopsin Cells.
22: Blue-ON Cells.
23: Mosaics, Tiling, and Coverage by Retinal Neurons.
24: Circuit Functions of Gap Junctions in the Mammalian Retina.
25: Plasticity of Retinal Circuitry.
26: Retinal Ganglion Cell Types and Their Central Projections.
27: Pupillary Control Pathways.
28: The Suprachiasmatic Nucleus.
29: The Visual Thalamus.
30: Functional Maps in Visual Cortex: Topographic, Modular, and Columnar Organizations.
31: Organization of Human Visual Cortex.