General Introduction

An Essay on the Discovery of Sensory Receptors and the Assignment of their Functions Together with an Introduction to Electroreceptors
  • Theodore H. Bullock


Addition to the known roster of sense receptors, not merely of a new organ or example but of a new class or major modality, is a rare event. The prediction, discovery, and establishment of electroreceptors is a case history of extreme interest not only for the intrinsic insight into the life of some lower vertebrates that see the world through a new sense but also for the lessons it teaches about identifying and classifying receptors by function. This may be the most useful way to introduce a section on specialized receptors in lower vertebrates.


Lateral Line Sense Organ General Introduction Electric Organ Electric Organ Discharge 


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  • Theodore H. Bullock
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  1. 1.La JollaUSA

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