Special Projects

Special Projects

In addition to its broad array of individually commissioned articles, the Oxford Research Encyclopedias include articles from special edited collections on select subfields, which are also published as stand-alone printed volumes.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Neuroendocrine and Autonomic Systems

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Neuroendocrine and Autonomic Systems provides a peer-reviewed scholarly overview of neuroendocrinology and the autonomic nervous system designed to keep scholars, researchers, and practitioners up-to-date with this evolving field. With contributions from experts across the globe, the volume offers an authoritative review of the foundational theories, methods, and research topics in this vibrant field of neuroscience research.

The volume covers fundamental research that shapes the field of neuroendocrine and autonomic systems, including behavioral neuroendocrinology, neuroimmunology, autonomic regulation, stress and the brain, and the biological rhythms of hunger, thirst, and sleep. Article topics include microglia and chronic pain, hormones and animal communication, the hypocretin arousal network, and regulators of peripheral signals. All articles in this volume also appear online as part of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Neuroscience.

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Sensory Systems

Sensory systems allow us to see, touch, taste, and smell the world around us – in short, they allow us to interact meaningfully with our environments. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Sensory Systems provides a comprehensive scholarly overview of the visual, auditory, somatosensory, vestibular, olfactory, and gustatory systems, and considers the biological adaptations that shape various sensory processes across species. Authored by top scholars across the globe, the volume includes articles on diverse topics such as mammalian optics, texture discrimination, olfactory coding, and infrared sensing in snakes.

Designed to keep scholars, researchers, and practitioners up-to-date with research in the field of sensory systems, this peer-reviewed volume reviews the essential scholarship and foundational questions of this rich field of neuroscience research. All articles in this volume also appear online as part of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Neuroscience.

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