Sensory Mechanisms of the Spinal Cord

  • W. D. Willis
  • R. E. Coggeshall

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. W. D. Willis, R. E. Coggeshall
    Pages 1-8
  3. W. D. Willis, R. E. Coggeshall
    Pages 9-51
  4. W. D. Willis, R. E. Coggeshall
    Pages 53-127
  5. W. D. Willis, R. E. Coggeshall
    Pages 129-166
  6. W. D. Willis, R. E. Coggeshall
    Pages 167-196
  7. W. D. Willis, R. E. Coggeshall
    Pages 197-259
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    Pages 261-299
  9. W. D. Willis, R. E. Coggeshall
    Pages 301-361
  10. W. D. Willis, R. E. Coggeshall
    Pages 363-420
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 421-485

About this book

Introduction

The goal of this monograph is to provide an overview of current thought about spinal cord mechanisms for sensory processing. We hope that the book will be useful both to basic neuroscientists and to clinicians. So me historical aspects of the problem and a few definitions are treated in the first chapter. The second chapter reviews the organiza­ tion of the peripheral nervous system from the standpoint of sensory receptors and primary afferent axons. The third chapter is concerned with what is known about the structure of the dorsal horn, while the fourth chapter considers the activity of dorsal horn interneurons. The clinical, behavioral, and neurophysiological evidence for what parts of the cord white matter contain particular sensory pathways is discussed in Chapter 5, and details about the various pathways in the dorsal columns, the dorsolateral fasciculus, and the ventral quadrant form the . subject matter of Chapters 6 through 8. The final chapter is an attempt to summarize what is presently known about the receptors and the spinal cord pathways responsible for the sensations of touch-pressure, flutter-vibration, pain, temperature, position sense and visceral sensa­ tion and about descending control systems.

Keywords

nervous system spinal cord summarize system

Authors and affiliations

  • W. D. Willis
    • 1
  • R. E. Coggeshall
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Texas Medical BranchGalvestonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-1688-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1978
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-1690-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-1688-7
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