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Sensory Transduction

Gordon L. Fain


Sensory Transduction provides a thorough and easily accessible introduction to the mechanisms that each of the different kinds of sensory receptor cell uses to convert a sensory stimulus into an electrical response. Beginning with an introduction to methods of experimentation, sensory specializations, ion channels, and G-protein cascades, it provides up-to-date reviews of all of the major senses, including touch, hearing, olfaction, taste, photoreception, and the “extra” senses of thermoreception, electroreception, and magnetoreception. By bringing mechanisms of all of the senses together into ... More

Keywords: Touch, hearing, olfaction, taste, photoreception, thermoreception, electroreception, magnetoreception

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198835028
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198835028.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gordon L. Fain, author
Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of California, Los Angeles, USA