"Sensory Transduction concentrates firmly on how sensory receptor cells work. Gordon Fain, one of the central players in the unraveling of phototransduction, takes the position that we have now, thanks to some genetics, molecular biology and cell physiology, 'cracked the problem.' His strategy, unashamedly, is to describe cellular mechanisms of transduction, emphasizing a molecular unity and how this links to other branches of neuroscience. The central claim, and it is a remarkable one, is that we know in outline how sensation occurs in all the major senses of the body and that this is one of the great achievements of physiology and neuroscience in the twentieth century.... If you want to understand how different sensory cells work, this is a broad-ranging and accessible book. The delight is, for once, to find not just a cluster of chapters on the senses buried in a more general text but a book written by a single author, which makes it almost unique. Although it is directed probably at the graduate level or above, there is much that an undergraduate could take away from reading this volume, and it succeeds in summarizing the enormous strides of recent years."
—Jonathan Ashmore, Nature Neuroscience
"An excellent course resource for sensory neuroscience or as a companion work in general neuroscience courses, and a good general resource for anyone seriously interested in neural cell biology and biochemistry, or neural mechanisms of behavior."
—Michael S. Grace, Choice