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NeuroDynamix II: Concepts of Neurophysiology Illustrated by Computer Simulations

W. Otto Friesen and Jonathon Friesen

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195371833
eISBN:
9780199865178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371833.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The electrical membrane potential is an important property for the functioning of living cells. Temporal variations of this potential generated by synaptic interactions and expressed as nerve ... More


The Neuromolecular Brain

Nikolas Rose and Joelle M. Abi-Rached

in Neuro: The New Brain Sciences and the Management of the Mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149608
eISBN:
9781400846337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149608.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

This chapter examines the neuromolecular and plastic brain. Ideas about plasticity and the openness of brains to environment influences, from initial evidence about nerve development, through the ... More


On the Relevance of Long-Term Potentiation to Learning and Memory

Yadin Dudai

in Brain and Memory: Modulation and Mediation of Neuroplasticity

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195082944
eISBN:
9780199847877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082944.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Mechanisms that are recruited in long-term potentiation (LTP) may operate in certain types of learning. Research restricted to the molecular or cellular level cannot provide one with an answer to the ... More


What Are the Local Circuit Design Features Concerned with Coordinating Rhythms?

Miles A. Whittington, Nancy J. Kopell, and Roger D. Traub

in Dynamic Coordination in the Brain: From Neurons to Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014717
eISBN:
9780262289818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014717.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter discusses some of the basic features of neuronal circuits underlying the population rhythms that can be generated in very small areas of the cortex from slow waves up to extremely fast ... More


Introduction

Johan J. Bolhuis

in Brain, Perception, Memory: Advances in Cognitive Neuroscience

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524823
eISBN:
9780191689246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524823.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter gives an overview of the strong controversies in the study of learning and memory. Here, a number of leading paradigms are reviewed that investigate the brain mechanisms of learning and ... More


Dendritic connectomics

Kevin M. Boergens, Manuel Berning, and Moritz Helmstaedter

in Dendrites

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198745273
eISBN:
9780191819735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745273.003.0022
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Dendrites host a number of biophysical mechanisms for the complex interaction of input synapses. Some of these interactions are enhanced by the spatial patterning of active synapses on the target ... More


The Neural Basis of Free Will: Criterial Causation

Peter Ulric Tse

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262019101
eISBN:
9780262313155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019101.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The issues of mental causation, consciousness, and free will have vexed philosophers since Plato. This book examines these unresolved issues from a neuroscientific perspective. In contrast with ... More


The role of inhibition in the motor control of finger function

Christian Gerloff and Friedhelm Hummel

in Music, Motor Control and the Brain

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199298723
eISBN:
9780191700903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298723.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

Successful music performance requires adequate contextual control of behaviour, that is, the retrieval and non-retrieval, or inhibition, of learned actions. This chapter describes recent advances in ... More


A Thorny Question: The Role of Spine Morphogenesis in Adaptive Plasticity

Hamilton Andrew and Zito Karen

in Cerebral Plasticity: New Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015233
eISBN:
9780262295444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015233.003.0011
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter discusses some of the most exciting recent discoveries concerning the mechanisms of spine synapse plasticity and reviews the most intriguing questions which still loom over these tiny ... More


Multidimensional Analysis of Head Stabilization—Progress and Prospects

Barry W. Peterson, James F. Baker, and Emily A. Keshner

in The Head-Neck Sensory Motor System

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195068207
eISBN:
9780199847198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195068207.003.0057
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

The ultimate objective in studying the vestibulocollic (VCR) and cervicocollic (CCR) reflexes is to understand their dynamic and spatial properties at three levels: the kinetics of movement of the ... More


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