Originally published in 1973, this book deals with what were, even at that time, the well-known neural coding processes of the sensory transmission processes. The book was written to demonstrate the common features of the various senses. It concentrates on the most peripheral neural aspects of the senses starting with the physical transduction process and culminating in the arrival of signals at the brain.
Preface. 1. An Orientation. Section 1: Fundamental Materials 2. The Nature of Physical Stimuli 3. The Anatomy of Receptors and the Sensory Pathways 4. Sensory Transduction Section 2: Sensory Coding 5. An Introduction to the Basic Concepts of Sensory Coding 6. The Coding of Sensory Magnitude 7. The Neural Coding of Space and Time 8. Feature Detection – Neurophysiology and Psychophysics 9. The Neural Coding of Sensory Quality – Vision 10. The Neural Coding of Sensory Quality – Audition 11. The Neural Coding of Sensory Quality – The Other Senses and a Summary 12. Epilogue – Emerging Principles of Sensory Coding. Suggestions for Further Reading. Bibliography. Index.