About this title: This work highlights the current state-of-the-art for the fundamental cellular and molecular mechanisms which allow the sensory systems to monitor continuously the inside and outside world. The articles cover the main sensory modalities, and outline the recent major findings and current breakthroughs towards a detailed understanding of specific sensory functions. A major example is the discovery of common principles of how receptor cells solve their tasks to recognize and transduce adequate stimuli.
Note: This is a general synopsis. Each listing is described below.