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Biology of sensory systems

Author: C U M Smith; Wiley InterScience (Online service)
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, England ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This book has been revised and takes a molecular, evolutionary and comparative approach, providing an overview of sensory systems in vertebrates, invertebrates and prokaryotes, with a strong focus on human senses.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Smith, C.U.M. (Christopher Upham Murray).
Biology of sensory systems.
Chichester, West Sussex, England ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, ©2008
(DLC) 2008021435
(OCoLC)228114883
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: C U M Smith; Wiley InterScience (Online service)
ISBN: 9780470694374 0470694378 9780470694381 0470694386
OCLC Number: 299046785
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Elements --
Membranes, action potentials, synapses --
General features of sensory systems --
Animal classification and phylogeny --
Genes, genomics, and neurosensory systems --
Mechanosensitivity of cell membranes --
Kinaesthesia --
Touch --
Vertebrate equilibrium and hearing : the uses of hair cells --
Cerebral analysis --
Chemosensitiity in prokaryocytes --
Mammalian chemo-enteroreceptors --
Gustation --
Olfaction --
Invertebrate eyes --
The human eye --
The retina --
Visual pathways and cortices --
Other vertebrate visual systems --
Thermosensitivity --
Minority senses --
Pain --
Summing up --
Philosophical postscript.
Responsibility: C.U.M. Smith.

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Since publication of the first edition, huge developments have taken place in sensory biology research and new insights have been provided in particular by molecular biology.  Read more...

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