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Neurophysiology of Hand Function

Lynette A. Jones and Susan J. Lederman

in Human Hand Function

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195173154
eISBN:
9780199786749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173154.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter considers human hand function from a neurophysiological perspective and begins by highlighting several areas of controversy in this research area. The structure and function of the ... More


Development of the nociceptor phenotype: role of nerve growth factor

Mendell Lorne M.

in Neurobiology of Nociceptors

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523345
eISBN:
9780191724527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523345.003.0019
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

The notion that specialized nociceptors exist among the afferent fibre population is a relatively recent one. Although indirect evidence for the existence of these fibres had been available for many ... More


Cutaneous nociceptors

Campbell James N. and Meyer Richard A.

in Neurobiology of Nociceptors

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523345
eISBN:
9780191724527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523345.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

The cutaneous nociceptor, the subject of this chapter, has been the centrepiece of research on peripheral nociceptive mechanisms. This is for three reasons: it is relatively easy to apply ... More


The Physics and Physiology of Mechanoreception

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/9780520252783.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses the physics, receptors, and physiology of mechanoreception. It first describes the physical parameters that influence mechanosensory information and how mechanical stimuli ... More


The Antennal Sensilla of the Nymph of Ephemera Danica

Manuela Rebora and Elda Gaino

in International Advances in the Ecology, Zoogeography, and Systematics of Mayflies and Stoneflies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098688
eISBN:
9780520943803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098688.003.0020
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses the results of the first ultrastructural investigation of the sensilla of mayfly Ephemera danica using Scanning and Transmission Electron Microscopy (SEM, TEM). The findings ... More


Sense of Hearing: Mechanoreception

A. Peter Klimley

in The Biology of Sharks and Rays

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226442495
eISBN:
9780226923086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923086.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter discusses how sharks, rays, and chimaeras are able to locate their prey and avoid predators from large distances. This sense is called mechanoreception because mechanical disturbances of ... More


Perception and sensation: Sensory cells, organs and systems

Derek Burton and Margaret Burton

in Essential Fish Biology: Diversity, structure, and function

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198785552
eISBN:
9780191827433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198785552.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Animal Biology

Major features of tetrapod sensory structures are well developed in fish which also have lateral lines, and some have electroreceptors and possibly magnetoreceptors. Receptors may be categorized ... More


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