Network Functions and Plasticity

Network Functions and Plasticity : Perspectives from Studying Neuronal Electrical Coupling in Microcircuits

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Network Functions and Plasticity: Perspectives from Studying Neuronal Electrical Coupling in Microcircuits focuses on the specific roles of electrical coupling in tractable, well-defined circuits, highlighting current research that offers novel insights for electrical coupling`s roles in sensory and motor functions, neural computations, decision-making, regulation of network activity, circuit development, and learning and memory.

Bringing together a diverse group of international experts and their contributions using a variety of approaches to study different invertebrate and vertebrate model systems with a focus on the role of electrical coupling/gap junctions in microcircuits, this book presents a timely contribution for students and researchers alike.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 392 pages
  • 191 x 235 x 22.35mm | 970g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0128034718
  • 9780128034712

Table of contents

1. Electrical Coupling in Caenorhabditis elegans Mechanosensory Circuits
2. Neural Circuits Underlying Escape Behavior in Drosophila: Focus on Electrical Signaling
3. Gap Junctions Underlying Labile Memory
4. The Role of Electrical Coupling in Rhythm Generation in Small Networks
5. Network Functions of Electrical Coupling Present in Multiple and Specific Sites in Behavior-Generating Circuits
6. Electrical Synapses and Learning-Induced Plasticity in Motor Rhythmogenesis
7. Electrical Synapses and Neuroendocrine Cell Function
8. Electrical Synapses in Fishes: Their Relevance to Synaptic Transmission
9. Dynamic Properties of Electrically Coupled Retinal Networks
10. Circadian and Light-Adaptive Control of Electrical Synaptic Plasticity in the Vertebrate Retina
11. Electrical Coupling in the Generation of Vertebrate Motor Rhythms
12. Implications of Electrical Synapse Plasticity in the Inferior Olive
13. Gap Junctions Between Pyramidal Cells Account for a Variety of Very Fast Network Oscillations (>80Hz) in Cortical Structures
14. Lineage-Dependent Electrical Synapse Formation in the Mammalian Neocortex
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About Jian Jing

Jian Jing obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1998. He has been performing circuitry studies with molluscan model systems for over two decades at University of Illinois, the Mount Sinai School of Medicine at New York, and now at Nanjing University in China. Dr. Jing has published extensively in high-profile journals such as J. Neurosci., Current Biology, J. Biol. Chem. He successfully organized a 2013 Society for Neuroscience mini-symposium (with 6 speakers) on the subject, which is the basis for the proposed book.
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