- Title Pages
- Chapter 1 Dendrite structure
- Chapter 2 Evolution and scaling of dendrites
- Chapter 3 Dendrite development
- Chapter 4 Molecular determinants of dendrite and spine development
- Chapter 5 RNA targeting, trafficking, and translation in dendrites
- Chapter 6 Organization and regulation of the postsynaptic density
- Chapter 7 Subcellular distribution of neurotransmitter receptors and voltage-gated ion channels
- Chapter 8 Neurotransmitter-gated ion channels in dendrites
- Chapter 9 Dendritic voltage-gated ion channels
- Chapter 10 Biochemical compartmentalization in dendrites
- Chapter 11 Spine calcium signaling
- Chapter 12 An historical perspective on modeling dendrites
- Chapter 13 A theoretical view of the neuron as a plastic input-output device
- Chapter 14 Dendritic integration
- Chapter 15 Dendrites as transmitters
- Chapter 16 Why have dendrites?
- Chapter 17 Short stories about small brains
- Chapter 18 Functional plasticity at dendritic synapses
- Chapter 19 Structural plasticity of dendrites
- Chapter 20 Dendrites and disease
- Chapter 21 Conclusion
- (p.350) (p.351) Chapter 14 Dendritic integration
- Oxford University Press
The essence of neuronal function is to generate outputs, usually in the form of action potentials, in response to inputs, in the form of synaptic potentials. The morphology and membrane properties of dendrites are extremely important determinants of this input-output transformation. This chapter discusses the many factors affecting the dendritic integration of synaptic potentials, including the site of action potential initiation and dendritic excitability.
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