2. Neurons and Sensory Receptors

  1. Ann B. Butler Professor1 and
  2. William Hodos Distinguished University Professor2

Published Online: 9 AUG 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471733849.ch2

Comparative Vertebrate Neuroanatomy: Evolution and Adaptation, Second Edition

Comparative Vertebrate Neuroanatomy: Evolution and Adaptation, Second Edition

How to Cite

Butler, A. B. and Hodos, W. (2005) Neurons and Sensory Receptors, in Comparative Vertebrate Neuroanatomy: Evolution and Adaptation, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471733849.ch2

Author Information

  1. 1

    Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study and Department of Psychology, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 AUG 2005
  2. Published Print: 12 AUG 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471210054

Online ISBN: 9780471733843

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Keywords:

  • sensory receptors;
  • nervous system;
  • central somatosensory neuron

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Nervous System

  • Neurons and Sensory Receptors

  • Transport Within Neurons

  • Classification of Neurons

  • Synapses

  • Neuronal Populations

  • Receptors and Senses

  • Receptor Types

  • Topographic Organization

  • Receptive Fields

  • The Senses and Evolution of the Central Nervous System