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Sensory coding

Ian P. Howard and Brian J. Rogers

in Seeing in Depth: Volume 1: Basic Mechanics/ Volume 2: Depth Perception 2-Volume Set

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195367607
eISBN:
9780199867264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367607.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses the general principles of visual coding. It covers the structure of sense organs; types of sensory coding; temporal coding; the geometry of visual space; coding primitives; ... More


A Few More Thoughts About Feelings: Graded sentience and tail-wagging in dogs

A. D. (Bud) Craig

in How Do You Feel?: An Interoceptive Moment with Your Neurobiological Self

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156767
eISBN:
9781400852727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156767.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Neurobiology

This concluding chapter addresses some of the larger issues relevant to the ideas presented in this book. These issues include the purpose of feelings, the brain structures required in order to ... More


The Neural Basis of Communication in Crustaceans

Jens Herberholz

in Evolutionary Ecology of Social and Sexual Systems: Crustaceans as Model Organisms

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195179927
eISBN:
9780199790111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179927.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Crustaceans are used as model systems for studying behavioral and physiological processes common to many animals. Crustaceans are especially attractive to neuroethologists since most of their ... More


Evolution of the Brain in Vertebrates: Overview

Ann B. Butler

in How Animals See the World: Comparative Behavior, Biology, and Evolution of Vision

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195334654
eISBN:
9780199933167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334654.003.0023
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter presents an overview of the evolutionary history of vertebrate brains, with a specific emphasis on the organization of sensory systems in the forebrain. Birds and mammals highly overlap ... More


Changing the way we perceive things: sensory systems modulation

Alison R. Mercer

in Beyond Neurotransmission: Neuromodulation and its Importance for Information Processing

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524243
eISBN:
9780191724435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524243.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

Sensory systems are highly selective information gatherers, and the modulation of activity within sensory pathways plays an important role in filtering out redundant information, improving ... More


The Brain as an Information‐Control System

Gennaro Auletta

in Cognitive Biology: Dealing with Information from Bacteria to Minds

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199608485
eISBN:
9780191729539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608485.003.0014
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

After some general considerations, this chapter discusses the phylogenetic brain stratification (the mammal’s brain becomes the center of the analysis), and study the brain as a system for ... More


Introduction: Filling-In: More Than Meets the Eye

Luiz Pessoa and Peter De Weerd

in Filling-In: From Perceptual Completion to Cortical Reorganization

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195140132
eISBN:
9780199865307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140132.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the rationale and purpose of the book, which takes the view that influences from the receptive field (RF) surround, which form the basis of ... More


The First Steps in Mate Choice: Preference Functions and Sensory Transduction

Gil G. Rosenthal

in Mate Choice: The Evolution of Sexual Decision Making from Microbes to Humans

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691150673
eISBN:
9781400885466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150673.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter focuses on the importance of sensation and sensory modality in shaping mate choice, drawing on the substantial literature on the sensory ecology of mate choice. It outlines the important ... More


Crossmodal Space and Crossmodal Attention

Charles Spence and Jon Driver (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524861
eISBN:
9780191689260
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524861.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Many organisms possess multiple sensory systems, such as vision, hearing, touch, smell, and taste. The possession of such multiple ways of sensing the world offers many benefits. These benefits arise ... More


Neuropsychological evidence on convergence

Susanna Millar

in Understanding and Representing Space: Theory and Evidence from Studies with Blind and Sighted Children

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198521426
eISBN:
9780191688416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521426.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Neuropsychological evidence and how it strengthens the case for considering spatial coding as dependent on the integration and organization of multimodal inputs is the main concern of this chapter. ... More


The Head-Neck Sensory Motor System

Alain Berthoz, Werner Graf, and P. P. Vidal (eds)

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195068207
eISBN:
9780199847198
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195068207.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

The head carries most of the sensory systems that enable us to function effectively in our three-dimensional habitat. Without adequate head movement control, efficient spatial orientation and motor ... More


Is There a Sixth Sense?

Kathryn Linn Geurts

in Culture and the Senses: Bodily Ways of Knowing in an African Community

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234550
eISBN:
9780520936546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234550.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the question of whether there is a sixth sense or not, first introducing the domain of sensation and perception, and then considering the “sixth sense” as a form of balance for ... More


Application of the coherence scheme to the multisensory fusion problem

Jacques Droulez and Valérie Cornilleau-pélèl

in Multisensory Control of Movement

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198547853
eISBN:
9780191724268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198547853.003.0234
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This chapter is an attempt to provide a common conceptual and computational framework for neurophysiologists and roboticians who are faced, in spite of their different motivation, with the similar ... More


Muscle Behavior May Solve Motor Coordination Problems

Neville Hogan and Ferdinando A. Mussa-lvaldi

in The Head-Neck Sensory Motor System

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195068207
eISBN:
9780199847198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195068207.003.0022
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Like many biologic systems, one of the differentiating features of the head and neck is its mechanical intricacy. The head-neck system includes approximately thirty muscles; each spans multiple ... More


Illusory Perception in Animals: Observations and Interpretations

Edward A. Wasserman

in How Animals See the World: Comparative Behavior, Biology, and Evolution of Vision

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195334654
eISBN:
9780199933167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334654.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter presents a general overview of the psychophysical approach to studying illusory perceptions in animals. The premise of this chapter is that psychophysical methods are indeed of ... More


Sensory Ecology, Information, and Decision-Making

Martin Stevens

in Sensory Ecology, Behaviour, and Evolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199601776
eISBN:
9780191774782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601776.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter presents an introduction to sensory ecology. It explains the key concept of information, including what this is and how animals gather and use information from their environment and from ... More


On the Diversity of Life

Rosemary Rodd

in Biology, Ethics, and Animals

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240525
eISBN:
9780191680199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240525.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter provides a background to the problem of discussing the nature of animals and their position in human ethics. It demonstrates how inconsistency and over-rigidity in the way humans apply ... More


Mechanoreception in Secondarily Aquatic Vertebrates

Guido Dehnhardt and Björn Mauck

in Sensory Evolution on the Threshold: Adaptations in Secondarily Aquatic Vertebrates

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252783
eISBN:
9780520934122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252783.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses the structure and function of mechanosensory systems, particularly hydrodynamic sensory systems, in secondarily aquatic tetrapods. It suggests that secondarily aquatic ... More


General Principles of Fish Physiology: Living in Water

F. Brian Eddy and Richard D. Handy

in Ecological and Environmental Physiology of Fishes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199540945
eISBN:
9780191774584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199540945.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Ecology

Habitats show great variability in their physical and chemical properties, but even so they support a wide variety of animal species. Fluctuations in environmental temperature, salinity, and oxygen ... More


Neuroenology: How the Brain Creates the Taste of Wine

Gordon M. Shepherd

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231177009
eISBN:
9780231542876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177009.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

In his new book, Gordon M. Shepherd expands on the startling discovery that the brain creates the taste of wine. This approach to understanding wine's sensory experience draws on findings in ... More


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