The Synaptic Organization of the Brain

The Synaptic Organization of the Brain

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Leading authorities have joined together to provide accounts of the best understood brain regions. Each contributor uses the same format in covering the neural elements, synaptic connections, basic circuits, physiology, pharmacology, dendritic properties and functional implications of brain structures, so that readers can easily recognize common principles and specific adaptations. A new chapter on the cochlear nucleus highlights the neural basis of audition, and supplements the analyses of vision in the retina, lateral geniculate and visual cortex, and of olfaction in the olfactory bulb and cortex. Chapters on the spinal cord, cerebellum and basal ganglia provide insight into the neural basis of sensorimotor integration. The material on the hippocampus is a new synthesis of the anatomy and physiology related to learning and memory. The book is intended for undergraduates and graduates in neurobiology; researchers in all fields of neurobiology; clinical neurologists; and biomedical more

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  • Paperback | 651 pages
  • 165.1 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 975.22g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 196 halftones and line figures
  • 0195118243
  • 9780195118247

Table of contents

1: Gordon M. Shepherd and Christof Koch (Caltech): Introduction to Synaptic Circuits. 2: David A. McCormick (Yale University): Membrane Properties and Neurotransmitter Actions. 3: Robert E. Burke (NIH-NINCDS): Spinal Cord: Ventral Horn. 4: Eric D. Young (Johns Hopkins University): Cochlear Nucleus. 5: Gordon M. Shepherd: Olfactory Bulb. 6: Peter Sterling (University of Pennsylvania): Retina. 7: Rodolfo R. Llinas and Kerry D. Walton (New York University): Cerebellum. 8: S. Murray Sherman (SUNY, Stony Brook): Thalamus. 9: Charles J. Wilson (University of Tennessee): Basal Ganglia. 10: Lewis B. Haberly (University of Wisconsin): Olfactory Cortex. 11: Daniel Johnston (Baylor College of Medicine) and David G. Amaral (University of California): Hippocampus. 12: Rodney Douglas and Kevan Martin (both at Institute of Neuroinformatics, Zurich): Neocortexshow more

About Gordon M. Shepherd

About the editor Gordon M. Shepherd, M.D., D. Phil., is Professor of Neuroscience at Yale University School of Medicine. His other books include Neurobiology (3rd ed., 1994) and Foundations of the Neuron Doctrine (1991).show more

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