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Senses and Sensitivity: Neuronal Alliances for Sight and Sound

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In four talks, A. James Hudspeth, MD, PhD, and Jeremy H. Nathans, MD, PhD, discuss how sensory information is encoded and transmitted to the brain. They describe the detailed workings of two senses of great importance to humans—vision and hearing.

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Dr. Hudspeth is an HHMI investigator and head of the Laboratory of Sensory Neuroscience at The Rockefeller University. Dr. Nathans is an HHMI investigator and professor of molecular biology and genetics, of neuroscience, and of ophthalmology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

In This Series (4)

by A. James Hudspeth, MD, PhD

Dr. Hudspeth will begin by discussing how simple organisms—such as bacteria—have the capacity to detect and react to a...

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by Jeremy Nathans, MD, PhD

Dr. Nathans will discuss how the visual process involves the detection of light by photo-receptors in the retina.

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by A. James Hudspeth, MD, PhD

Dr. Hudspeth will explain the basis for the ear’s remarkable ability to detect sound through the hair cell, the sensory...

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by Jeremy Nathans, MD, PhD

Dr. Nathans will complete the lecture series by clarifying what is known about the brain’s ability to process and integrate...

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