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Foundations of Sensory Science

  • H. Autrum
  • L. M. Beidler
  • H. Davis
  • H. Engström
  • G. A. Fry
  • R. Granit
  • W. D. Keidel
  • D. R. Kenshalo
  • O. Lowenstein
  • C. Pfaffmann
  • L. A. Riggs
  • D. Schneider
  • T. Tomita
  • W. D. Wright
  • J. J. Zwislocki
  • William W. Dawson
  • Jay M. Enoch
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Hallowell Davis
    Pages 25-64
  3. Hans Engström
    Pages 65-107
  4. Jozef J. Zwislocki
    Pages 109-150
  5. Tsuneo Tomita
    Pages 151-190
  6. W. David Wright
    Pages 229-258
  7. Glenn A. Fry
    Pages 259-277
  8. Glenn A. Fry
    Pages 279-308
  9. Ragnar Granit
    Pages 309-324
  10. Lloyd M. Beidler
    Pages 351-380
  11. Dietrich Schneider
    Pages 381-418
  12. Dan R. Kenshalo Sr.
    Pages 419-464
  13. Wolf D. Keidel
    Pages 465-512
  14. Otto Lowenstein
    Pages 513-553
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 555-580

About this book

Introduction

When seen from an outsider's vantage point, the development of knowledge in the sensory sciences must appear massive and the result of some carefully followed master plan. In reality, it is the result of numerous relatively independent human endeavors shaped by application of the scientific method. The comprehensive construction of quantitative theories of sense organ function has occurred only recently -but at an explosive rate prefaced by centuries of expansion in the physical sciences. Predicated on this growth, the twentieth century may become known as the age of the biological sciences. With the exception of a modest number of intellectual giants, there were few contributors to the foundations of the sensory sciences before the dawn of this century. At least 90% of existing knowledge has been produced by scientists working in laboratories founded since 1920. If any single scientist and his laboratory may be identified with the growth in the sensory sciences, it is EDGAR DOUGLAS ADRIAN, First Baron of Cambridge and leader of the Physiological Laboratory at Cambridge University, England. Lord ADRIAN'S influence upon the sensory sciences was great, not only in terms of his contribution to knowledge itself but also through the influence which he exerted upon numerous young scientists who spent weeks or years at the Cambridge laboratory and who later returned to their homelands and colleagues with the seeds of vigorous research and quantitative inquiry firmly implanted.

Keywords

Laboratory Sinnesphysiologie age development growth implant neurophysiology optics organ perception physiology research retina

Authors and affiliations

  • H. Autrum
    • 1
  • L. M. Beidler
    • 2
  • H. Davis
    • 3
  • H. Engström
    • 4
  • G. A. Fry
    • 5
  • R. Granit
    • 6
  • W. D. Keidel
    • 7
  • D. R. Kenshalo
    • 8
  • O. Lowenstein
    • 9
  • C. Pfaffmann
    • 10
  • L. A. Riggs
    • 11
  • D. Schneider
    • 12
  • T. Tomita
    • 13
  • W. D. Wright
    • 14
  • J. J. Zwislocki
    • 15
  1. 1.Zoologisches InstitutUniversität MünchenMünchen 2Germany
  2. 2.Department of Biological ScienceThe Florida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA
  3. 3.Central Institute for the DeafSt. LouisUSA
  4. 4.Department of Oto-Rhino-LaryngologyUniversity HospitalUppsala 14Sweden
  5. 5.College of OptometryThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  6. 6.The Nobel Institute for Neurophysiology, Karolinska InstitutetStockholm 60Sweden
  7. 7.Institut für Physiologie und BiokybernetikUniversität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany
  8. 8.Department of PsychologyThe Florida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA
  9. 9.Neurocommunications Research Unit, The Medical SchoolThe University of BirminghamBirminghamGreat Britain
  10. 10.The Rockefeller UniversityNew YorkUSA
  11. 11.Walter S. Hunter Laboratory of PsychologyBrown UniversityProvidenceUSA
  12. 12.Max-Planck-Institut für Verhaltensphysiologie SeewiesenSeewiesenGermany
  13. 13.Department of PhysiologyKeio University School of MedicineShinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160Japan
  14. 14.Radlett, HertsGreat Britain
  15. 15.Institute for Sensory ResearchSyracuse UniversitySyracuseUSA

Editors and affiliations

  • William W. Dawson
    • 1
  • Jay M. Enoch
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Ophthalmology College of MedicineUniversity of Florida J. Hillis Miller Health CenterGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.School of OptometryUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-69425-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-69427-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-69425-7
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