The traveller to India is urged to visit that country's western shore with the Arabian Sea where, about 300 miles to the south of Bombay, an exceedingly lovely coast reaches the peak of its harmony at the erstwhile Portuguese enclave of Goa. The ambience of this alluring province is an exquisite balance of palm trees and rice fields, aged colonial homes -many still elegant and brightly painted -slowly being swallowed up by the exuberant tropical vegetation, incredible blossoms, colorful and courteous people and, deeper inland, some splendid examples of 17th and 18th century Portuguese ecclesiastical architecture. A feast for the eyes by day, and in the evening enough fresh fish and other good food to satisfy the most demanding gourmet. This was the paradisiacal setting for the first International Conference on the Neural Organization of Sensory Systems (ICONOSS for short), sponsored jointly by the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO), the Tata Institute for Fundamental Research at Bombay, the Department of Atomic Energy of the Government of India, and the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India. About 100 participants were pleasantly confined at Fort Aguada, a resort cunningly built amongst the ruins of an old Portuguese fort. The conference program achieved an international flavor, recruiting scientists from many nations: India (naturally), Australia, Britain, Canada, Germany, Finland, France, Hungary, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States of America. The subjects discussed were as diverse as the countries represented.
Vision: Physiology, Functional Organization, Behavior and Developmental Models.- Primitive Vision Based on Sensing Change.- Pupil Control in Compound Eyes: More than One Mechanism in Moths.- Early Visual Processing in the Compound Eye: Physiology and Pharmacology of the Retina-Lamina Projection in the Fly.- Analysis of Sensory Spike Trains.- Signal Coding and Sensory Processing in the Peripheral Retina of the Compound Eye.- Dynamics of Second-Order Neurons of Cockroach Ocelli.- Processing of Movement Information in the Fly's Landing System: A Behavioral Analysis.- Motion Sensitivity in Insect Vision: Roles and Neural Mechanisms.- Response Behaviour of Elementary Movement Detectors in the Visual System of the Blowfly.- Spatial Vision in a Flat World: Optical and Neural Adaptations in Arthropods.- Search and Choice in Drosophila.- The Evolution of the Tiered Principal Retinae of Jumping Spiders (Araneae: Salticidae).- Developmental Studies on the Optic Lobe of Drosophila Using Structural Brain Mutants.- Developmental Genetic and Molecular Analyses of Lethal (1) Ogre, a Locus Affecting the Postembryonic Development of the Nervous System in Drosophila melanogaster.- Development and Fine Structure of the Nervous System of Lethal (1) Optic Ganglion Reduced Visual Mutants of Drosophila melanogaster.- Critical Developmental Phases in the Ontogeny of Human Lateral Geniculate Nucleus During Prenatal Life.- In Oculo Differentiation of Embryonic Neocortex into Retina in Adult Rat.- Axonal Outgrowth and Process Placement of Sensory Lumbar Neurons in the Nematode Caenorhabditis elegans.- Recent Progress in the Identification of Neurotransmitters Used by Vertebrate and Invertebrate Photoreceptors.- Colour Vision and Immunologically Identifiable Photoreceptor Subtypes.- Chemical Neuroanatomy of the Insect Visual System.- Olfaction and Taste: Comparisons with Other Senses, Anatomy, Physiology, Genetic Analysis, Ion Channel Models.- Insect Vision and Olfaction: Common Design Principles of Neuronal Organization.- Identified Glomeruli in the Antennal Lobes of Insects: In variance, Sexual Variation and Postembryonic Development.- Drosophila Chemoreceptors.- The Antennal Glomerulus as a Functional Unit of Odor Coding in Drosophila melanogaster.- Complex Chemical Messages in Drosophila melanogaster.- The Isolation of Antennal Mutants and Their Use in Drosophila Olfactory Genetics.- Isolation of Autosomal Behavioral Mutations in Drosophila.- Projections and Functional Implications of Labellar Neurons from Individual Sensilla of Drosophila melanogaster.- Cationic Acceptor Sites on the Labellar Chemosensory Neurons of Drosophila melanogaster.- Drosophila Homologs of Vertebrate Sodium Channel Genes.- Acoustic Perception, Mecanoreception and Nociception.- The Functional Organization of the Auditory Brainstem in the Mustache Bat and Mechanisms for Sound Localization.- Auditory Habituation and Evoked Potentials in a Learning Response.- Water Wave Analysis with the Lateral-Line System.- Functional Roles of Mechanosensory Afferents in Sequential Motor Acts During Copulation in Male Crickets.- Corrective Flight Steering in Locusts: Convergence of Extero- and Proprioceptive Inputs in Descending Deviation Detectors.- Sensory Control of Local Reflex Movements in Locusts.- Nociceptive Microcircuitry in Dorsal Horn.- Distribution and Innervation of Cuticular Sense Organs in the Scorpion, Heterometrus fulvipes.- Neural Organization of the Sensory Appendages of the Whip Scorpion Thelyphonus indicus Stoliczka (Arachnida, Uropygi).- Participants.- Glimpses of the Participants.
Number Of Pages: 620
Published: 1st January 1990
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.5 x 17.32
Weight (kg): 1.27