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The Synaptic Organization of the Brain

Gordon M. Shepherd

Abstract

Synapses are the contact sites that enable neurons to form connections between each other in order to transmit and process neural information. Synaptic organization is concerned with the principles by which neurons form circuits that mediate the specific functional operations of different brain regions. One of the aims of this book is to show that the study of synaptic organization—in its full multidisciplinary, multilevel, and theoretical dimension—is a powerful means of integrating brain information to give clear insights into the neural basis of behavior. This book, which has been revised i ... More

Keywords: contact sites, neural information, brain regions, mouse genome, human genome, dendrites, dendritic spines, biochemical analyses, dual patch, multielectrode recordings

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780195159561
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159561.001.1

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gordon M. Shepherd, editor
Yale University School of Medicine, USA

Contents

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3 SPINAL CORD: VENTRAL HORN

ROBERT E. BURKE

4 COCHLEAR NUCLEUS

ERIC D. YOUNG, and DONATA OERTEL

5 OLFACTORY BULB

GORDON M. SHEPHERD, WEI R. CHEN, and CHARLES A. GREER

6 RETINA

PETER STERLING, and JONATHAN B. DEMB

7 CEREBELLUM

RODOLFO R. LLINÁS, KERRY D. WALTON, and ERIC J. LANG

8 THALAMUS

S. MURRAY SHERMAN, and R. W. GUILLERY

9 BASAL GANGLIA

CHARLES J. WILSON

10 OLFACTORY CORTEX

KEVIN R. NEVILLE, and LEWIS B. HABERLY

11 HIPPOCAMPUS

DANIEL JOHNSTON, and DAVID G. AMARAL

12 NEOCORTEX

RODNEY DOUGLAS, HENRY MARKRAM, and KEVAN MARTIN

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