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The title of the volume "Sensory Mechanisms" is in some ways a misnomer. It conveys an impression of breadth of subject matter or topical treatment which, it is obvious from the preface, was never intended. As stated by the editor, the book consists of a series of instructive lectures on various topics which were given in 1964 at the International Summer School of Brain Research in Amsterdam. The most cohesive section of the book consists of the three chapters dealing with olfaction. The relatively lengthy chapter on the comparative anatomy of the olfactory system in submammals and vertebrates by Nieuwenhuys is comprehensive and contains numerous well prepared illustrations. A clear introduction is followed by an informative presentation of the olfactory anatomy of fish, amphibians, reptiles, and birds. The chapter terminates with an interesting general discussion and summary.
Of equally high caliber is the chapter by Lohman and Hammers on the
Krauthamer G. Sensory Mechanisms, Progress in Brain Research, vol 23. Arch Neurol. 1967;17(3):335. doi:10.1001/archneur.1967.00470270113017
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