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9%OFFDonald A. Wilson - Learning to Smell: Olfactory Perception from Neurobiology to Behavior - 9780801883682 - V9780801883682
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Learning to Smell: Olfactory Perception from Neurobiology to Behavior

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Description for Learning to Smell: Olfactory Perception from Neurobiology to Behavior Learning to Smell will serve as an important reference for workers within the field of chemical senses and those interested in sensory processing and perception. Num Pages: 328 pages, 32, 6 black & white halftones, 26 black & white line drawings. BIC Classification: JMA; JMM; JMRP; MJN. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 239 x 162 x 27. Weight in Grams: 606.
Written by a neurobiologist and a psychologist, this volume presents a new theory of olfactory perception. Drawing on research in neuroscience, physiology, and ethology, Donald A. Wilson and Richard J. Stevenson address the fundamental question of how we navigate through a world of chemical encounters and provide a compelling alternative to the "reception-centric" view of olfaction. The major research challenge in olfaction is determining how the brain discriminates one smell from another. Here, the authors hold that olfaction is generally not a simple physiochemical process, but rather a plastic process that is strongly tied to memory. They find the traditional ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2006
Publisher
Johns Hopkins University Press
Number of pages
328
Condition
New
Number of Pages
328
Place of Publication
Baltimore, MD, United States
ISBN
9780801883682
SKU
V9780801883682
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About Donald A. Wilson
Donald A. Wilson is a professor of zoology at the University of Oklahoma. Richard J. Stevenson is a professor of psychology at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.

Reviews for Learning to Smell: Olfactory Perception from Neurobiology to Behavior
Essential reading for any student or researcher entering, or already working, in the field of olfaction.
Graham Bell ChemoSense 2006 An important contribution that deserves to be widely read... It is a landmark that may reshape efforts in this field.
Rehan M. Khan and Noam Sobel Nature Neuroscience 2007 A recommended pick for any college-level health library holding. ... Read more

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