The Senses: A Comprehensive Reference
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The Senses: A Comprehensive Reference
6-Volume Set

This major new publication stands as the first up-to-date, cutting-edge, comprehensive reference work combining volumes on all major sensory modalities in one set. Under the guidance of a distinguished team of international experts, these 6 volumes contain 234 articles from renowned scientists laying out our current knowledge on the anatomy, physiology, and molecular biology of sensory organs. Topics covered include the perception, psychophysics, and higher order processing of sensory information, as well as disorders and new diagnostic and treatment methods.

Written for a wide audience, this reference work provides students, scholars, medical doctors, and anyone interested in neuroscience a comprehensive overview of the knowledge accumulated on the function of sense organs, sensory systems, and how the brain processes sensory input. Leading scholars from around the world contributed articles, making The Senses a truly international portrait of sensory physiology.

The set is the definitive reference on sensory neuroscience on the market, and will provide the ultimate entry point into the review and original literature in Sensory Neuroscience, and be a natural place for interested students and scientists to deepen their knowledge.

Aims & Scope

  • The only current reference available covering neurobiology, physiology, anatomy, and molecular biology of sense organs and the processing of sensory information in the brain
  • Edited by experts in the field, with contributions from the most active researchers providing a dynamic and authoritative account of the topics
  • Includes full color illustrations and top-quality presentation
  • Also available online via ScienceDirect

Academic and medical libraries serving researchers and students in:

  • Neuroscience
  • Neurology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Opthalmology
  • Otolaryngology

Print List price
: $1,595.95/ €1,325.00/ £915.00 /A$1,865.00(GST Inclusive)
6 volumes, hardback, 3490 pp
ISBN: 9780126394825

All prices are in US dollars ($), Euro (€), British pound sterling (£), YEN and Australian dollar (A$) and are subject to change.

Browse Sample Content

3.32 Biophysical Specializations of Neurons that Encode

Neural Ensembles in Taste Coding
5.66 The Placebo Effect
6.19 Cross-Modal and Multisensory Interactions between
Vision and Touch

Interested in online access to this reference?

The electronic version of The Senses: A Comprehensive Reference provides the same depth and breadth of coverage as the print, and offers enhanced features including:

  • Fast and Easy Navigation
  • Browse the whole work by volume, authors or article titles
  • Full and extensive subject index can be searched or browsed online, and takes you directly to the indexed paragraph, section, figure or table
  • Basic and advanced search functionality across the entire work or by specific volume
  • Users can build, save and re-run searches, as well as combine saved searches
  • Extensive internal cross-referencing and dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, increasing the scope of your research rapidly and effectively
  • All articles available as full-text HTML files, or as PDF files that can be viewed, downloaded or printed in their original format

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