Sensory Systems in Vertebrates: General Overview

Abstract

Vertebrates have a rich complement of sensory systems that sample both external environmental conditions and the animal's own internal milieu. The nervous system uses sensory information to intiate and modify complex behaviours and to adjust physiological processes within the body.

Keywords: exteroreceptor; interoreceptor

Further Reading

Delcomyn F (1998) Foundations of Neurobiology. New York: Freeman.

Schmidt RF (ed.) (1986) Fundamentals of Sensory Physiology, 3rd edn. New York: Springer.

Shepherd GM (1994) Neurobiology, 3rd edn. New York: Oxford University Press.

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Braun, Christopher B, and Eisthen, Heather L(Jun 2001) Sensory Systems in Vertebrates: General Overview. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0001848]