Somatosensory System

Somatosensory System

by Ainsley Iggo (Editor)

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1973)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783642654404
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 12/07/2011
Series: Handbook of Sensory Physiology , #2
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1973
Pages: 852
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.07(d)

Table of Contents

1 Morphology of Cutaneous Receptors.- 2 Cutaneous Mechanoreceptors and Nociceptors.- 3 Cutaneous Thermoreceptors.- 4 Joint Receptors and Kinaesthesis.- 5 The Concept of Relay Nuclei.- 6 Control of the Access of Afferent Activity to Somatosensory Pathways.- 7 Distribution and Connections of Afferent Fibres in the Spinal Cord.- 8 Dorsal Horn Electrophysiology.- 9 The Trigeminal System.- 10 Ascending and Long Spinal Pathways: Dorsal Columns, Spinocervical Tract and Spinothalamic Tract.- 11 Functional Organization of Spinocerebellar Paths.- 12 Reticular Formation.- 13 Convergent Thalamic and Cortical Projections — The Non-Specific System.- 14 Electrical Recording from the Thalamus in Human Subjects.- 15 Anatomical Organization of the Somatosensory Cortex.- 16 Functional Organization of the Somatosensory Cortex.- 17 Somatosensory Cortex: Descending Influences on Ascending Systems.- 18 Somesthetic Effects of Damage to the Central Nervous System.- 19 Electrical Stimulation of Cortex in Human Subjects, and Conscious Sensory Aspects.- Author Index.

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