This book reviews a number of clinical neuropsychiatric conditions in which brain oscillations play an essential role. It discusses how the intrinsic properties of neurons, and the interactions between neurons – mediated by both chemical synapses and by gap junctions – can lead to oscillations in populations of cells. The discussion is based largely on data derived from in vitro systems (hippocampus, cerebral and cerebellar cortex) and from network modeling. Finally, the book considers how brain oscillations can provide insight into normal brain function as well as pathophysiology.
Keywords: epilepsy, schizophrenia, ataxia, Parkinson's disease, brain oscillations, neuronal networks, 40 Hz rhythm, gamma oscillations, inhibition-based rhythms, gap junctions, beta oscillations, very fast oscillations
|Print publication date: 2010||Print ISBN-13: 9780195342796|
|Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010||DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342796.001.0001|