Sensory System Development
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This current page is a "landing page" for your study of sensory development (hearing and balance, sight, smell, taste) through the development of the specialized sense organs (ear, eye, nose and tongue).
Portions of the eye, nose and ear appear very early in development as specialized surface regions (placodes) on the embryo, these regions must be connected to the central nervous system by neural pathways that originate as extensions of the central nervous system.
This section of notes will not specifically cover the central nervous system component of these sensory systems, nor the sensory components of the skin (More? Neural System Development | Integumentary System Development | Neural Crest Development).
- Use the specific sensory start page shown below to explore each system development.
All Sensory System Pages
|Vision Links: Introduction | Lens | Retina | Placodes | Extraocular Muscle | Cornea | Eyelid | Abnormalities | Student project 1 | Student project 2 | Category:Vision|
|Smell Links: Introduction | Placodes | Rhinencephalon | Head Development | Student project | Taste | Sensory Systems | Category:Smell|
|Taste Links: Introduction | Student project | Tongue Development | Category:Taste|
- Human Embryology (2nd ed.) Larson Chapter 12: p375-409
- The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology (6th ed.) Moore and Persaud Chapter 19: p491-511
- Essentials of Human Embryology Larson Chapter12: p252-272
- Before We Are Born (5th ed.) Moore and Persaud Chapter 20: p460-479
- Journal of Cell Biology Collection - The Cell Biology of the Senses
Search Pubmed: Sensory System Development
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Cite this page: Hill, M.A. 2017 Embryology Sensory System Development. Retrieved October 24, 2017, from https://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/embryology/index.php/Sensory_System_Development
- © Dr Mark Hill 2017, UNSW Embryology ISBN: 978 0 7334 2609 4 - UNSW CRICOS Provider Code No. 00098G