Visceroception, Awareness, and Behavior

  • György Ádám


Taking into consideration the Sherringtonian classification of receptors, one notes that the power law of psychophysics is absolutely inapplicable to only one class of sensory organs, the visceral receptors; that is, their impulse flow to the brain does not generally evoke any sensation. The title of the present section should be somewhat thought-provoking because it challenges the classical concepts of neurophysiology. Some 15 or 20 years ago, even handbooks and textbooks of sensory physiology refused to recognize visceral sensation as an independent psychophysiological phenomenon.


Intestinal Loop Cervix Uterus Verbal Feedback Intensity Discrimination Visceral Perception 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • György Ádám
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  1. 1.Department of Comparative PhysiologyEötvös Loránd UniversityBudapestHungary

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