Neurobiology of Taste and Smell

Neurobiology of Taste and Smell

by Thomas E. Finger
     
 

ISBN-10: 0894646168

ISBN-13: 9780894646164

Pub. Date: 10/01/1991

Publisher: Krieger Publishing Company

This updated version is an introduction to the study of the chemical senses (taste and smell). The interdisciplinary study of the chemical senses has given us a window into many complex brain functions. It involves a wide range of disciplines, including neurobiology, molecular biology, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, biochemistry, and psychology.

Overview

This updated version is an introduction to the study of the chemical senses (taste and smell). The interdisciplinary study of the chemical senses has given us a window into many complex brain functions. It involves a wide range of disciplines, including neurobiology, molecular biology, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, biochemistry, and psychology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780894646164
Publisher:
Krieger Publishing Company
Publication date:
10/01/1991
Edition description:
Reprint ed
Pages:
462
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.84(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY AND SENSIBILITY.
Overview and Introduction.
Chemoreception in Microorganisms.
Genetic Models in Chemoreception.
Chemesthesis: The Common Chemical Sense.
Chemical Communication and Pheromones: The Types of Chemical Signals and the Role of the Vomeronasal System.
OLFACTION.
Cell Biology of Olfactory Epithelium.
Olfactory Transduction.
Molecular Biology of Olfaction.
Representation of Olfactory Information in the Brain.
Development of the Olfactory System.
Human Olfaction.
GUSTATION.
Cell Biology of Taste Epithelium.
Taste Transduction and Molecular Biology.
Neural Representation of Taste.
Gustatory System Development.
Human Gustation.
Index.

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