Chemosensory Information Processing

  • Detlev Schild

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 39)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Richard G. Vogt, Robert Rybczynski, Michael R. Lerner
    Pages 33-76
  3. H. Breer, I. Boekhoff, J. Strotmann, K. Raming, E. Tareilus
    Pages 77-86
  4. Maurice Chastrette
    Pages 97-107
  5. P. Pelosi, C. Maremmani, A. Muratorio
    Pages 125-130
  6. J. W. Gardner, P. N. Bartlett, G. H. Dodd, H. V. Shurmer
    Pages 131-173
  7. Rémi Gervais, Anne-Marie Mouly, Karim Elaagouby, Frédéric Lévy
    Pages 191-200
  8. J. Boeckh, P. Distler, K. D. Ernst, M. Hösl, D. Malun
    Pages 201-227
  9. André Holley, Patricia Duchamp-Viret
    Pages 235-246
  10. R. Hudson, H. Distel, H. P. Zippel
    Pages 259-269
  11. David M. Senseman, Sylvia Vasquez, Patrick L. Nash
    Pages 329-347
  12. R. Müller
    Pages 349-358
  13. Walter J. Freeman, G. Wesley Davis
    Pages 375-391
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 393-406

About these proceedings


In July 1989 a symposium was held at the Physiology Department of the Georg August University, G6ttingen, on the physiological, biophysical, biochemical, and technical principles of the coding of chemical substances both in nervous systems and artificial devices. This book is the collection of the papers presented at that meeting. Biological and artificial systems for odor coding both have in common that the stimulus selectivity of the receptor cells (sensors) is usually very poor, and the mechanisms which determine selectivity and sensitivity are largely unknown. However, a poor selectivity allows the coding of an enormous number of stimuli by combinations of receptor activities. In the field of chemosensory information coding there are thus two major problems: the function of the receptors and the network that processes and evaluates the primary information of the sensors. Accordingly, this volume has three parts: sensors, the network following the sensors, and the coding in this network. The expert secretarial assistance of M. Holtmann in preparing the camera-ready manuscript is gratefully acknowledged. D. Schild G6ttingen, August 1989 CONTENTS l. Response of olfactory receptor cells, isolated and in situ, to low concentrations of odorants 1 Stephan Frings, Bernd Lindemann 2. Excitation and adaptation of frog olfactory receptor neurones upon stimulation with second messengers and natural odorants 9 D. Schild, J. A. DeSimone, S. Hellwig 3. Receptor selectivity and dimensionality of odours at the stage of the olfactory receptor cells 21 GiJJes Sicard 4.


Chemosensoren Informationsweiterleitung Neurophysiologie Rezeptorzelle Riechen cells information processing neural network sensors

Editors and affiliations

  • Detlev Schild
    • 1
  1. 1.Physiologisches InstitutUniversität GöttingenGöttingenGermany

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-75129-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-75127-1
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