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Handbook of Sensory Physiology

Principles of Receptor Physiology

Editors: Loewenstein, Werner R. (Ed.)

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Why should there be a handbook of sensory physiology, and if so, why now' The editors have asked this question, marshalled all of the arguments that seemed to speak against their project, and then discovered that most of these arguments really spoke in favor of it: there seemed to be no doubt that the attempt should be made and that it should be made now. No complete overview of sensory physiology has been attempted since Bethe's "Handbuch der normalen und pathologischen Physiologie", nearly forty years ago. Since then, the field has evolved with unforeseen rapidity. Although electric probing of single peripheral nerve fibers was begun by ADRIAN and ZOTTERMAN as early as 1926, in the somatosensory system, and extended to single optic nerve fibers by HARTLINE in 1932, the real upsurge of such single-unit studies has only come during the last two decades. Single-cell electrophysiology has now been applied to all sensory modalities and on almost every conceivable phylogenetic level. It has begun to clarify peripheral receptor action and is adding to our. understanding of the central processing of sensory information. In parallel with these developments, there have been fundamental studies of the physics and chemistry of the receptors themselves: these studies are leading to insights into the mechanisms of energy transduction and nerve impulse initiation.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Mechano-Chemical Conversion

    Katchalsky, A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Proteins in Bioelectricity. Acetylcholine-Esterase and -Receptor

    Nachmansohn, D.

    Pages 18-102

  • Transmission Action on Synaptic Neuronal Receptor Membranes

    Tauc, L.

    Pages 103-134

  • The General Electrophysiology of Input Membrane in Electrogenic Excitable Cells

    Grundfest, Harry

    Pages 135-165

  • Formation of Neuronal Connections in Sensory Systems

    Jacobson, Marcus

    Pages 166-190

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Principles of Receptor Physiology
Editors
  • Werner R. Loewenstein
Series Title
Handbook of Sensory Physiology
Series Volume
1
Copyright
1971
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag, Berlin · Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-65063-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-65063-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-65065-9
Series ISSN
0072-9906
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 600
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