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Sensory physiology is an often uneasy marriage between physiology and psychology because each of these disciplines may investigate sensory mechanisms from different and sometimes independent points of view. As each discipline struggles with the information and concepts generated by the other, one persistently hopes that a unified, comprehensive understanding of sensory mechanisms will emerge. This second volume of the Handbook of Sensory Physiology does not provide a unified view, even within the strongly emphasized subdiscipline of mammalian somatic sensory neurophysiology. This is to be expected because of the "state of the art" in this area and because of the multiple-author
Somatosensory System.. Ann Intern Med. 1974;81:139–140. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-81-1-139_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;81(1):139-140.
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