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Sensory Evolution on the ThresholdAdaptations in Secondarily Aquatic Vertebrates$
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J. G. M. Thewissen

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780520252783

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520252783.001.0001

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The Physics and Physiology of Mechanoreception

The Physics and Physiology of Mechanoreception

(p.286) (p.287) 17 The Physics and Physiology of Mechanoreception
Sensory Evolution on the Threshold

Guido Dehnhardt

Björn Mauck

University of California Press

This chapter discusses the physics, receptors, and physiology of mechanoreception. It first describes the physical parameters that influence mechanosensory information and how mechanical stimuli convey information during active touch or haptic exploration of an object. It also discusses medium disturbances such as water surface waves and hydrodynamic midwater events, and analyses how these disturbances enable predators to detect prey-borne motions. Finally, it describes the morphological and functional properties of mechanoreceptors.

Keywords:   receptors, mechanoreception, mechanosensory information, mechanical stimuli, medium disturbances, mechanoreceptors

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