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Principles of Receptor Physiology

  • Richard A. Cone
  • George M. Curry
  • Mary Ella Feinleib
  • Åke Flock
  • M. G. F. Fuortes
  • David E. Goldman
  • Harry Grundfest
  • Marcus Jacobson
  • Aharon Katchalsky
  • Charles K. Knox
  • Leo E. Lipetz
  • Werner R. Loewenstein
  • Bryce L. Munger
  • David Nachmansohn
  • Avraham Oplatka
  • David G. R. Ottoson
  • William L. Pak
  • Gordon M. Shepherd
  • S. S. Stevens
  • Ladislav Tauc
  • Torsten Teorell
  • Carlo A. Terzuolo
  • W. R. Loewenstein

Part of the Handbook of Sensory Physiology book series (SENSORY, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. A. Katchalsky, A. Oplatka
    Pages 1-17
  3. S. S. Stevens
    Pages 226-242
  4. M. G. F. Fuortes
    Pages 243-268
  5. David E. Goldman
    Pages 340-344
  6. Richard A. Cone, William L. Pak
    Pages 345-365
  7. Mary Ella Feinleib, George M. Curry
    Pages 366-395
  8. Å. Flock
    Pages 396-441
  9. Harry Grundfest
    Pages 601-601
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 557-600

About this book

Introduction

Why should there be a handbook of sensory physiology, and if so, why now' The editors have asked this question, marshalled all of the arguments that seemed to speak against their project, and then discovered that most of these arguments really spoke in favor of it: there seemed to be no doubt that the attempt should be made and that it should be made now. No complete overview of sensory physiology has been attempted since Bethe's "Handbuch der normalen und pathologischen Physiologie", nearly forty years ago. Since then, the field has evolved with unforeseen rapidity. Although electric probing of single peripheral nerve fibers was begun by ADRIAN and ZOTTERMAN as early as 1926, in the somatosensory system, and extended to single optic nerve fibers by HARTLINE in 1932, the real upsurge of such single-unit studies has only come during the last two decades. Single-cell electrophysiology has now been applied to all sensory modalities and on almost every conceivable phylogenetic level. It has begun to clarify peripheral receptor action and is adding to our. understanding of the central processing of sensory information. In parallel with these developments, there have been fundamental studies of the physics and chemistry of the receptors themselves: these studies are leading to insights into the mechanisms of energy transduction and nerve impulse initiation.

Keywords

behavior chemistry membrane muscle organizations physics physiology protein proteins receptor

Authors and affiliations

  • Richard A. Cone
    • 1
  • George M. Curry
    • 2
  • Mary Ella Feinleib
    • 3
  • Åke Flock
    • 4
  • M. G. F. Fuortes
    • 5
  • David E. Goldman
    • 6
  • Harry Grundfest
    • 7
  • Marcus Jacobson
    • 1
  • Aharon Katchalsky
    • 8
  • Charles K. Knox
    • 9
  • Leo E. Lipetz
    • 10
  • Werner R. Loewenstein
    • 11
  • Bryce L. Munger
    • 12
  • David Nachmansohn
    • 7
  • Avraham Oplatka
    • 9
  • David G. R. Ottoson
    • 13
  • William L. Pak
    • 14
  • Gordon M. Shepherd
    • 15
  • S. S. Stevens
    • 16
  • Ladislav Tauc
    • 17
  • Torsten Teorell
    • 18
  • Carlo A. Terzuolo
    • 10
  1. 1.The Thomas C. Jenkins Department of BiophysicsThe Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Biology DepartmentAcadia UniversityWolfvilleCanada
  3. 3.Department of BiologyTufts UniversityMedfordUSA
  4. 4.King Gustaf V Research InstituteStockholm 60Sweden
  5. 5.Lab. of Neurophysiology, NINDSNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA
  6. 6.Department of Physiology and BiophysicsMedical College of PhennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  7. 7.Department of NeurologyColumbia University, College of Physicians and SurgeonsNew YorkUSA
  8. 8.The Weizmann Institute of ScienceRehovothIsrael
  9. 9.Department of PhysiologyUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  10. 10.Academic Faculty of BiophysicsThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  11. 11.Department of PhysiologyColumbia University, College of Physicians and SurgeonsNew YorkUSA
  12. 12.Department of AnatomyThe Milton S. Hershey Medical Center of the Pennsylvania State UniversityHersheyUSA
  13. 13.Department of PhysiologyRoyal Veterinary CollegeStockholm 50Sweden
  14. 14.Department of Biological SciencesPurdue UniversityLafayetteUSA
  15. 15.Department of PhysiologyYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA
  16. 16.Laboratory of PsychophysicsHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA
  17. 17.Laboratoire de Neurophysiologie cellulaire du Centre National de la Recherche ScientifiqueParis 16eFrance
  18. 18.Institute of Physiology and Medical BiophysicsBiomedical CenterUppsalaSweden

Editors and affiliations

  • W. R. Loewenstein
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyColumbia University, College of Physicians and SurgeonsNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-65063-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1971
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-65065-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-65063-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0072-9906
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