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Beyond Neurotransmission: Neuromodulation and its Importance for Information Processing

Paul Katz (ed.)

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524243
eISBN:
9780191724435
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524243.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

There are many modes of communication that neurons use to transmit information besides what has come to be called neurotransmission. Many of these other types of communication can be classified as ... More


Nerve Blocks in Palliative Care

Fiona Hicks and Karen H Simpson

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198527039
eISBN:
9780191730283
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527039.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

In most patients, pain medication, along with physical therapy and supportive counselling, adequately controls the pain of terminal disease, but in some cases pain medication fails or produces ... More


Where Are the Switches on This Thing?

L F. Abbott

in 23 Problems in Systems Neuroscience

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195148220
eISBN:
9780199864676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148220.003.0021
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Self-regulated switching is vital to the operation of complex machines such as computers. The essential building block of a computer is a voltage-gated switch, the transistor, that is turned off and ... More


The messenger is not the message; or is it?

Barry A. Trimmer

in Beyond Neurotransmission: Neuromodulation and its Importance for Information Processing

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524243
eISBN:
9780191724435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524243.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter begins by describing neural coding systems (the ‘messages’) thought to take part in information processing in the brain. It then discusses the possible roles played by neurotransmitters ... More


The inside story: subcellular mechanisms of neuromodulation

Elizabeth A. Jonas and Leonard K. Kaczmarek

in Beyond Neurotransmission: Neuromodulation and its Importance for Information Processing

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524243
eISBN:
9780191724435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524243.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

The processes within a neuron that are subject to modulation include changes in amplitude or kinetics of the ion channels, the insertion or removal of ion channel proteins from the membrane, changes ... More


Flexibility of muscle control by modulation of muscle properties

Scott L. Hooper, Vladimir Brezina, Elizabeth C. Cropper, and Klaudiusz R. Weiss

in Beyond Neurotransmission: Neuromodulation and its Importance for Information Processing

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524243
eISBN:
9780191724435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524243.003.0007
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter attempts to put muscle modulation in context by identifying two broadly defined functional advantages that muscle modulation could provide, and considering the functional implications of ... More


Making circuits dance: neuromodulation of motor systems

Ole Kiehn and Paul S. Katz

in Beyond Neurotransmission: Neuromodulation and its Importance for Information Processing

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524243
eISBN:
9780191724435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524243.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

There are three basic types of movement. Voluntary movements, such as playing the violin or throwing a ball, are purposeful and target-directed and require a complex interplay between lower and ... More


Metamodulation: the control and modulation of neuromodulation

Paul S. Katz and Donald H. Edwards

in Beyond Neurotransmission: Neuromodulation and its Importance for Information Processing

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524243
eISBN:
9780191724435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524243.003.0010
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

Neuromodulatory processes bestow flexibility on neuronal systems. By changing cellular and synaptic properties, neuromodulation alters the flow of information carried by fast synaptic interactions. ... More


Biochemical mechanisms involved in memory formation in the chick

S. P. R. Rose

in Neural and Behavioural Plasticity: The Use of the Domestic Chick as a Model

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198521846
eISBN:
9780191724640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521846.003.0011
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

If memory formation requires some lasting modification of cellular connectivity within the brain, a construction of new circuits or remodelling of old ones, then remodelling must occur. ... More


Acute Synthesis and Action of Estrogens in Communication Circuits

Luke Remage-Healey

in Brain Aromatase, Estrogens, and Behavior

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199841196
eISBN:
9780199979837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841196.003.0025
Subject:
Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

This chapter explores recent evidence that estrogen production and action within acoustic communication circuits occurs rapidly, at the time scale of neuromodulation (seconds to minutes). The chapter ... More


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