American Physiological Society Handbook of Physiology

American Physiological Society Handbook of Physiology

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A comprehensive, balanced account of the neural mechanisms that allow us to sense the world around us, this volume surveys advances made since the 1959-60 publication of the first edition of the Handbook volumes on the nervous system. After an outline of the historical perspectives of sensory research, the text considers the measurement of sensory performance in man and experimental animals, the structural organization of sensory systems, and the neural bases of vision, hearing, somatic sensibility, and the chemical senses. Included are chapters on the perception of the body in space and the functional asymmetry of the human more

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  • Hardback | 1244 pages
  • 220 x 290 x 69.85mm | 4,029g
  • Oxford University Press Australia
  • OUP Australia and New Zealand
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 636 figures, tables
  • 0195206606
  • 9780195206609

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"A lasting testimonial to the immense labour of its preparation as well as a valuable synthesis of knowledge of sensory mechanisms . . . Our full thanks are due to all participants in its genesis: authors, editors and publishers." --Brain"The most comprehensive review of the current state of knowledge . . . It should be part of every college library and on the bookshelf of every researcher and teacher of sensory physiology." --Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics"The editor has done an excellent job of selecting the authors and organizing the book . . . . For the teacher, researcher, and advanced student, this volume is valuable as an introduction . . . It contains, in addition, a superb introductory chapter by Richard Jung." --American Scientistshow more

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