Atlas of the Sensory Organs

Atlas of the Sensory Organs : Functional and Clinical Anatomy

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A richly illustrated medical atlas of the five main human sensory systems together with their neural pathways, from primary sensation to processing by the brain. The authors provide a detailed anatomical survey of each sensory organ, covering their ontogeny (development), central pathways, and functional mechanisms. Highlights include microanatomy and endoscopic images of the temporal bone, human embryonic specimens demonstrating the histology of the developing ear, and scanning electron micrographs of the organ of Corti and the vestibular receptors. There are also easy-to-use tables providing an overview of the nerves and arteries of the eye and orbit and clinical specimens of the eye and optic pathways. A companion compact disc contains high resolution copies of the color illustrations used in the book.show more

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  • Hardback | 258 pages
  • 218.4 x 281.9 x 22.9mm | 1,292.75g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2005 ed.
  • 219 Illustrations, black and white; X, 258 p. 219 illus.
  • 1588294129
  • 9781588294128

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From the reviews: "The goal of this atlas was to present all major sensory systems together with their neuronal pathways. ... the book provides an overwhelming amount of information that will be useful for both medical students and physicians. ... Csillag's Atlas of the Sensory Organs will certainly become an extremely important reference in this field of anatomy." (Ernst Tamm, Annals of Anatomy, Vol. 188, March, 2006) "The aim of this book is to fill a gap in the market of medical textbooks covering the sensory organs. ... Each chapter is clearly laid out to cover an anatomical overview. This is followed by the development of the organ, atlas plates and sensory pathways, and ends with recommended reading. ... The book's target audience includes both undergraduates and postgraduates in all medical and biomedical groups." (A Hall, American College of Physicians News, Spring, 2006)show more

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Although the sensory organs-particularly the eye and ear-are of great clinical importance, the lecture time allocated to them in the anatomical curricula is limited because of their great nomenclatural and physiological complexity. Sufficiently detailed descriptions can usually be found only in multivolume handbooks or in specialist monographs covering a single sensory organ. In Atlas of the Sensory Organs: Functional and Clinical Anatomy, a panel of expert medical educators and internationally renowned comparative and developmental neuroanatomists concisely, but thoroughly, describe the five main human sensory systems together with their neural pathways, from primary sensation to processing by the brain. The authors provide a detailed anatomical survey of each sensory organ, covering their ontogeny (development), central pathways, and functional mechanisms. The organs themselves are richly illustrated with light and electron microscopic representations of healthy and intact organs or tissues, except where pathology is directly relevant to understanding normal structure and function. Highlights include microanatomy and endoscopic images of the temporal bone, human embryonic specimens demonstrating the histology of the developing ear, and scanning electron micrographs of the organ of Corti and the vestibular receptors. There are also easy-to-use tables providing an overview of the nerves and arteries of the eye and orbit, and clinical specimens of the eye and optic pathways. A companion compact disk contains high-resolution copies of the color illustrations used in the book. Comprehensive and richly illustrated, Atlas of the Sensory Organs: Functional and Clinical Anatomy provides a detailed portrait of all the sensory organs and related neural systems in a single volume replete with high-quality illustrations of original specimens, recordings, and numerous schematic drawings.show more

Table of contents

The Organ of Hearing and Equilibrium Miklos Toth and Andras Csillag Anatomical Overview of the Ear External Ear Middle Ear Inner Ear Physiology of Hearing Physiology of Equilibrium Chronological Summary of the Development of the Temporal Bone Atlas Plates I (Embryology) Atlas Plates II (Microdissection and Endoscopy) Atlas Plates III (Radiology) Atlas Plates IV (Histology) The Auditory Pathway Vestibular Pathways Recommended Readings The Organ of Vision Andras Csillag Anatomical Overview of the Eye The Globe Accessory Visual Apparatus Development of the Eye Atlas Plates I (Embryology) Atlas Plates II (Clinical Investigations) Atlas Plates III (Histology) The Visual Pathway Recommended Readings The Organ of Olfaction Andras Csillag Anatomical Overview of the Organ of Olfaction Development of the Nasal and Oral Cavities in Relation to Olfactory and Taste Sensation Atlas Plates Olfactory Pathways Recommended Readings The Organ of Taste Andrea D. Szekely and Andras Csillag Anatomical Overview of the Organ of Taste The Development of Tongue Atlas Plates Gustatory Pathways Making Sense of the Texture of Food: Periodontal Sensation Recommended Readings The Skin and Other Diffuse Sensory Systems Mihaly Kalman and Andras Csillag Anatomical Overview of the Skin and Other Diffuse Sensory Systems Receptors The Skin and Its Appendages Neural Correlates of Tactile Sensation Atlas Plates Mystacial Vibrissae and Somatosensory Pathways Recommended Readings Indexshow more

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From the reviews: "The goal of this atlas was to present all major sensory systems together with their neuronal pathways. ... the book provides an overwhelming amount of information that will be useful for both medical students and physicians. ... Csillag's Atlas of the Sensory Organs will certainly become an extremely important reference in this field of anatomy." (Ernst Tamm, Annals of Anatomy, Vol. 188, March, 2006) "The aim of this book is to fill a gap in the market of medical textbooks covering the sensory organs. ... Each chapter is clearly laid out to cover an anatomical overview. This is followed by the development of the organ, atlas plates and sensory pathways, and ends with recommended reading. ... The book's target audience includes both undergraduates and postgraduates in all medical and biomedical groups." (A Hall, American College of Physicians News, Spring, 2006)show more

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