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Sensory Nervous System

The sensory nervous system is of critical importance in our daily lives and contributes to our personal well-being and safety as well as communication with others. However, it is only when disease or injury impair its function that we fully appreciate the relevance of our sensory modalities. During the past decades, research of our senses has seen an ever-growing interest in this exciting field of study. This book provides the reader with an overview of the current state-of-the-art of research of our senses and focuses on the most important evidence-based developments in this area. This book addresses both the physiology and pathophysiology of our sensory nervous system ranging from molecular, cellular, and systems to cognitive and behavioral topics. Individual chapters focus on recent advances in specific areas of sensory systems in different model organisms and humans. All chapters represent recent contributions to the rapidly developing field of sensory science.

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Sensory Nervous SystemEdited by Thomas Heinbockel

Published: July 18th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/68128

ISBN: 978-1-78923-359-9

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-358-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-284-3

Copyright year: 2018

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5463 Total Chapter Downloads

10 Crossref Citations

6 Web of Science Citations

18 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Organization and Function of Sensory Nervous Systems

By Thomas Heinbockel


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2. Long-Distance Modulation of Sensory Encoding via Axonal Neuromodulation

By Margaret L. DeMaegd and Wolfgang Stein


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3. Are Sensory Neurons in the Cortex Committed to Original Trigger Features?

By Nayan Chanauria, Rudy Lussiez, Afef Ouelhazi and Stephane Molotchnikoff


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4. Olfaction, among the First Senses to Develop and Decline

By Emanuele Brai and Lavinia Alberi


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5. Retinal Topographic Maps: A Glimpse into the Animals’ Visual World

By Einat Hauzman, Daniela M.O. Bonci and Dora F. Ventura


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6. Cloverleaf Clusters: A Common Macrostructural Organization across Human Visual and Auditory Cortex

By Alyssa A. Brewer and Brian Barton


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