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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 01/08/2003
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How are sights, sounds and smells converted into electrical signals in a form that can be interpreted by the nervous system? This process called sensory transduction began to be understood only recently as a result of the development of the techniques of patch-clamp recording and gene cloning.
Beginning with fundamental properties of ion channels and G-protein coupled signal cascades, Sensory Transduction provides a comprehensive survey of this new knowledge that, taken as a whole, represents one of the greatest achievements of modern biology and neuroscience: the unravelling of the mechanism of sensation.

Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
ISBN: 9780878931712
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 894 g
Dimensions: 243 x 183 x 22 mm


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Sensory Transduction concentrates firmly on how sensory receptor cells work. Gordon Fain, one of the central players in the unraveling of phototransduction, takes the position that we have now, thanks to some genetics, molecular biology and cell physiology, 'cracked the problem.' His strategy, unashamedly, is to describe cellular mechanisms of transduction, emphasizing a molecular unity and how this links to other branches of neuroscience. The central claim, and it is a remarkable one, is that we know in outline how sensation occurs in all the major senses of the body and that this is one of the great achievements of physiology and neuroscience in the twentieth century. If you want to understand how different sensory cells work, this is a broad-ranging and accessible book. * Jonathan Ashmore, Nature Neuroscience *
An excellent course resource for sensory neuroscience or as a companion work in general neuroscience courses, and a good general resource for anyone seriously interested in neural cell biology and biochemistry, or neural mechanisms of behavior. * Michael S. Grace, Choice *

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