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The Cortical Neuron

Michael J. Gutnick and Istvan Mody


Looking beyond the classical “wiring-diagram” description of the organization of cortical cells into circuits, this book focuses on dynamic aspects of cerebral cortical physiology, both at the single-neuron and network levels. Recent years have seen a remarkable expansion of knowledge about the basic cellular physiology and molecular biology of cortical nerve cells—their membrane properties, their synaptic characteristics, their functional connectivity, their development, and the mechanisms of their response to injury. This book includes contributions by many of the neurobiologists and neurolo ... More

Keywords: cerebral cortical physiology, single-neuron level, network level, cellular physiology, molecular biology, membrane properties, synaptic characteristics, functional connectivity, injury response

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780195083309
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083309.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael J. Gutnick, editor
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Istvan Mody, editor
University of Texas Southwestern

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General Overview

II A Cellular and Synaptic Perspective of the Cortical Neuron

Chapter 3 The Cortical Neuron as an Electrophysiological Unit

Michael J. Gutnick, and Wayne E. Crill

Chapter 5 Structure and Function of Ligand-Gated Channels

Raymond J. Dingledine, and Julie A. Bennett

Chapter 6 Synaptic Actions of Amino Acid Neurotransmitters

Scott M. Thompson, Daniel V. Madison, and Istvan Mody

III The Cortical Neuron as Part of a Network

Chapter 10 Inhibition in the Cortical Network

Larry S. Benardo, and Robert K. S. Wong

Chapter 11 Thalamocortical Interactions

John R. Huguenard, David A. McCormick, and Douglas Coulter

Chapter 12 Models of Cortical Networks

Paul C. Bush, and Terrence J. Sejnowski

IV The Developing Cortical Neuron

Chapter 16 Development of Cortical Excitation and Inhibition

Rudolf A. Deisz, and Heiko J. Luhmann

V The Vulnerable Cortical Neuron

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