Frog Neurobiology

A Handbook

  • Rodolfo Llinás
  • Wolfgang Precht

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Peripheral Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. R. Stämpfli, B. Hille
      Pages 3-32
    3. J. H. Steinbach, C. F. Stevens
      Pages 33-92
    4. B. L. Ginsborg
      Pages 151-168
    5. B. Lindemann, C. Voûte
      Pages 169-210
  3. Sensory Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Olfaction

    3. Vision

      1. K. O. Donner, T. Reuter
        Pages 251-277
      2. J. E. Dowling
        Pages 278-296
      3. O.-J. Grüsser, Ursula Grüsser-Cornehls
        Pages 297-385
      4. G. Székely, G. Lázár
        Pages 407-434
    4. Vestibular and Lateral Systems

    5. Auditory System

      1. R. R. Capranica
        Pages 551-575
    6. Gustatory System

      1. M. Sato
        Pages 576-587
      2. C. B. Jaeger, D. E. Hillman
        Pages 588-606
    7. Cutaneous Receptors

      1. D. C. Spray
        Pages 607-628
      2. W. T. Catton
        Pages 629-640
    8. Muscle Spindles

  4. Central Nervous System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 677-677
    2. Spinal Cord

      1. S. O. E. Ebbesson
        Pages 679-706
      2. C. Sotelo, I. Grofova
        Pages 707-727
      3. J. I. Simpson
        Pages 728-749
      4. P. C. Schwindt
        Pages 750-764
      5. G. Székely, G. Czéh
        Pages 765-792
      6. L. M. Mendell, M. Hollyday
        Pages 793-810
    3. Brain Stem

      1. R. Nieuwenhuys, P. Opdam
        Pages 811-855
    4. Cerebellum

      1. C. Sotelo
        Pages 864-891
      2. R. Llinás
        Pages 892-923
    5. Development

      1. P. Clairambault
        Pages 924-945
    6. Nonolfactory Cortex

      1. E. Kicliter, S. O. E. Ebbesson
        Pages 946-972
  5. Neuroendocrinology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 973-973
    2. W. Hanke
      Pages 975-1020
  6. General Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1021-1021
    2. Hk. Müller
      Pages 1023-1039
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 1041-1048

About this book


In review, the amount of information available on the morphological and func­ tional properties of the frog nervous system is very extensive indeed and in certain areas is the only available source of information in vertebrates. Further­ more, much of the now classical knowledge in neurobiology was originally ob­ tained and elaborated in depth in this vertebrate. To cite only a few examples, studies of nerve conduction, neuromuscular transmission, neuronal integration, sense organs, development, and locomotion have been developed with great detail in the frog and in conjunction provide the most complete holistic descrip­ tion of any nervous system. Added to the above considerations, the ease with which these animals may be maintained (both as adults and during development) and the advantage of their lower cost as compared with other vertebrate forms make the frog one of the most important laboratory animals in neurobiology. With these thoughts in mind, we decided to compile this volume. Our goal in doing so was to assemble as much as possible of the information available on frog neurobiology and to have the different topics covered by authorities in each of the fields represented. To keep the handbook restricted to one volume, we found it necessary to omit the large field of amphibian muscle neurobiology, which has already been summarized in various other publications.


Neurobiologie animals biology information neurobiology vertebrates

Authors and affiliations

  • Rodolfo Llinás
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Precht
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physiology and BiophysicsNew York University, School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Neurobiologische AbteilungMax-Planck-Institut für HirnforschungFrankfurt-NiederradFederal Republic of Germany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1976
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-66318-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-66316-1
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