Development of Auditory and Vestibular Systems fourth edition presents a global and synthetic view of the main aspects of the development of the stato-acoustic system. Unique to this volume is the joint discussion of two sensory systems that, although close at the embryological stage, present divergences during development and later reveal conspicuous functional differences at the adult stage. This work covers the development of auditory receptors up to the central auditory system from several animal models, including humans. Coverage of the vestibular system, spanning amphibians to effects of altered gravity during development in different species, offers examples of the diversity and complexity of life at all levels, from genes through anatomical form and function to, ultimately, behavior.
The new edition of Development of Auditory and Vestibular Systems will continue to be an indispensable resource for beginning scientists in this area and experienced researchers alike.
- Full-color figures illustrate the development of the stato-acoustic system pathway
- Covers a broad range of species, from drosophila to humans, demonstrating the diversity of morphological development despite similarities in molecular processes involved at the cellular level
- Discusses a variety of approaches, from genetic-molecular biology to psychophysics, enabling the investigation of ontogenesis and functional development
1. Early Development of the Inner Ear 2. Development of the Ear (Johnston's Organ) in the Drosophila 3. Inner Ear Development and Function in Zebrafish 4. Human Gene Discovery for Understanding Development of the Inner Ear and Hearing Loss 5. Planar Polarity in the Developing Inner Ear 6. Functional Development of Hair Cells in the Mammalian Inner Ear 7. Neuronal Circuitries During Inner Ear Development 8. Recapitulating Inner Ear Development with Pluripotent Stem Cells: Biology and Translation 9. Development of Mammalian Primary Sound Localization Circuits 10. Development of Fundamental Aspects of Human Auditory Perception 11. Developmental Plasticity of the Auditory Central Nervous system 12. Development of the Mammalian "Vestibular" System: Evolution of Form to Detect Angular and Gravity Acceleration 13. Development of the Stato-acoustic System in Amphibians 14. Development of the Central Vestibular System 15. Ontogeny of Mouse Vestibular System: Sensorimotor Pathways for Stabilization of Gaze and Posture 16. Development of the Vestibular System in Altered Gravity