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Contributions to Sensory Physiology

Volume 2


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.