Foundations of Sensory Science by H. AutrumFoundations of Sensory Science by H. Autrum

Foundations of Sensory Science

byH. Autrum, L.m. Beidler, H. Davis

Paperback | December 14, 2011

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When seen from an outsider's vantage point, the development of knowledge in the sensory sciences must appear massive and the result of some carefully followed master plan. In reality, it is the result of numerous relatively independent human endeavors shaped by application of the scientific method. The comprehensive construction of quantitative theories of sense organ function has occurred only recently -but at an explosive rate prefaced by centuries of expansion in the physical sciences. Predicated on this growth, the twentieth century may become known as the age of the biological sciences. With the exception of a modest number of intellectual giants, there were few contributors to the foundations of the sensory sciences before the dawn of this century. At least 90% of existing knowledge has been produced by scientists working in laboratories founded since 1920. If any single scientist and his laboratory may be identified with the growth in the sensory sciences, it is EDGAR DOUGLAS ADRIAN, First Baron of Cambridge and leader of the Physiological Laboratory at Cambridge University, England. Lord ADRIAN'S influence upon the sensory sciences was great, not only in terms of his contribution to knowledge itself but also through the influence which he exerted upon numerous young scientists who spent weeks or years at the Cambridge laboratory and who later returned to their homelands and colleagues with the seeds of vigorous research and quantitative inquiry firmly implanted.
Title:Foundations of Sensory ScienceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:580 pagesPublished:December 14, 2011Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642694276

ISBN - 13:9783642694271

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Table of Contents

1 Comparative Physiology of Invertebrates: Hearing and Vision.- 2 The Development of Auditory Neurophysiology.- 3 Microstructure of the Inner Ear.- 4 Biophysics of the Mammalian Ear.- 5 Neurophysiology of the Retina.- 6 Recollections of Early Laboratory Experiments on Vision.- 7 The Perception of Light and Colour.- 8 Binocular Vision.- 9 Optics and Vision.- 10 A Personal Vision.- 11 Taste Electrophysiology, Sensory Coding, and Behavior.- 12 A Personalized History of Taste Biophysics.- 13 Insect Olfaction - Our Research Endeavour.- 14 Cutaneous Temperature Sensitivity.- 15 The Sensory Detection of Vibrations.- 16 Fifty Years of Vestibular Science.- Author Index.