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Sensory Systems 2
Anatomy and Physiology Aage R. Møller
The University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Richardson, U.S.A.
The information provided in this book is comprehensive for individuals with diverse educational backgrounds. While primarily intended as a text for teaching in neuroscience the book is ideal for students, teachers in life sciences, the basic scientist, clinical researchers, residents in neurology, and neurotology – and anyone interested in our senses and their functions.
Sensory Systems covers all five senses with detailed information about the anatomy and function. This includes the basic function of sensory receptors and the structures that conduct the sensory stimuli to the receptors, as well as the neurophysiologic basis for sensory processing. The book enlarges on the classical pathways for sensory information and the non-‐‑classical pathways and their role under normal and pathologic conditions. Topics include parallel processing, stream segregation and the dynamic nature of sensory processing, together with the different targets for sensory information such as the emotional brain. New developments in neurosciences such as the findings that sensory stimulation engages many areas of the brain that were earlier not regarded to be activated by sensory stimuli are covered in the book. The recent findings that connections in the central nervous system are dynamic and play important roles for normal and pathologic functions of the sensory nervous system are also discussed. The role of neural plasticity in processing of sensory signal completes the text.
KEY FEATURES: • Comprehensive description of the anatomy and physiology of all five sensory systems • Focuses on central processing of sensory information • Describes parallel processing and stream segregation. • Emphasizes the dynamic nature of sensory processing and generation of pain • Richly illustrated ISBN-‐‑13: 978-‐‑1478175872, ISBN-‐‑10: 1478175877, Soft cover, 417 pages. Aage R. Møller, July. 2012. List Price: $20.00