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Membrane Properties and Neurotransmitter Actions

DAVID A. McCORMICK

in The Synaptic Organization of the Brain

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195159561
eISBN:
9780199864447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159561.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems, Development

This chapter provides a general overview of neuronal currents known to exist in brain cells, how they may be modulated by neurotransmitters, and how the interplay between the two can result in ... More


Evolutionary Perspectives on the Agentic Self, Its Neural Networks, and Parkinson’s Disease

Patrick McNamara

in The Cognitive Neuropsychiatry of Parkinson's Disease

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016087
eISBN:
9780262298360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016087.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter reveals that evolving behavioral patterns in the agentic self play a key role in the onset of Parkinson’s disease (PD). An individual is diagnosed with PD when he or she places more ... More


Dopamine and Parkinson’s Disease Neuropsychiatry

Patrick McNamara

in The Cognitive Neuropsychiatry of Parkinson's Disease

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016087
eISBN:
9780262298360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016087.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter finds Parkinson’s disease (PD) to be the main cause of excessive secretion of pigmented dopamine in brain cells, which results in degenerating agentic functions and neuropsychiatric ... More


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