Gating in Cerebral Networks

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Cambridge University Press, Sep 13, 2007 - Medical
The correct functioning of the mammalian brain depends on the integrated activity of myriad neuronal and non-neuronal cells. Discrete areas serve discrete functions, and dispersed or distributed communities of cells serve others. Throughout, these networks of activity are under the control of neuromodulatory systems. One goal of current neuroscientific research is to elucidate the precise methods by which these systems operate, especially during normal conscious behaviours and processes. Mircea Steriade and Denis Paré describe the neuronal properties and networks that exist within and between the cortex and two important sub-cortical structures: the thalamus and amygdala. The authors explore the changes in these properties, covering topics including morphology, electrophysiology, architecture and gating; and comparing regions and systems in both normal and diseased states. Aimed at graduates and postdoctoral researchers in neuroscience.

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Morphology and electroresponsive
Morphology and electroresponsive
The amygdala
Rhinal and medial prefrontal cortices
Neuromodulation and statedependent
Gating of signals in slowwave sleep
Neuronal processes and cognitive
Comparison of statedependent activity
Neuronal substrates of some mental
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