The Hippocampus Book

The Hippocampus Book

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The hippocampus is one of a group of remarkable structures embedded within the medial temporal lobe of the brain. Long known to be important for memory, it has been a prime focus of neuroscience research for many years. The Hippocampus Book promises to facilitate developments in the field in a major way by bringing together, for the first time, contributions by leading international scientists working on hippocampal anatomy, physiology, and function. This authoritative volume offers the most comprehensive, up-to-date account of what the hippocampus does, how it does it and what happens when things go wrong. At the same time, it illustrates how research focusing on this single brain structure has revealed principles of wider generality for the whole brain in relation to anatomical connectivity, synaptic plasticity, cognition and behaviour, and computational algorithms. Well-organised in its presentation of both theory and experimental data, this peerless work vividly illustrates the astonishing progress that has been made in unravelling the workings of the brain. The Hippocampus Book is destined to take a central place on every neuroscientist's bookshelf.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 872 pages
  • 222 x 280 x 46mm | 2,621.75g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 23 black & white photographs, 150 line illustrations and a colour plate section
  • 0195100271
  • 9780195100273
  • 1,143,595

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The Hippocampus Book arrives at just the right time to guide the next generation of 'hippocampal researchers'... it will remain on my desk for a long time to come. * Science Direct *
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Table of contents

1. he Hippocampal Formation ; 2. Historical Perspective: Proposed Functions, Biological Characteristics and Neurobiological Models of the Hippocampus ; 3. Hippocampal Neuroanatomy ; 4. Morphological Development of the Hippocampus ; 5. Structural and Functional Properties of Hippocampal Neurons ; 6. Synaptic Function ; 7. Molecular Mechanisms of Synaptic Function in the Hippocampus: Neurotransmitter Exocytosis, Glutamatergic, GABAergic and Cholinergic Transmission ; 8. Local Circuits ; 9. Structural Plasticity ; 10. Synaptic Plasticity in the Hippocampus ; 11. Hippocampal Neurophysiology in the Behaving Animal ; 12. Functional Role of the Human Hippocampus ; 13. Theories of Hippocampal Function ; 14. Computational Models of the Spatial and Mnemonic Functions of the Hippocampus ; 15. Stress and the Hippocampus ; 16. Hippocampus and Human Disease
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