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Molecular Mechanisms of Synaptic Function in the Hippocampus: Neurotransmitter Exocytosis and Glutamatergic, GABAergic, and Cholinergic Transmission

Osten Pavel, Wisden William, and Sprengel Rolf

in The Hippocampus Book

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195100273
eISBN:
9780199864133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195100273.003.0007
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter discusses the molecular biology of hippocampal cells with particular emphasis on synaptic function. It starts by describing the basis of all signal transmission processes, the release of ... More


Error-Correcting Codes

Hidetoshi Nishimori

in Statistical Physics of Spin Glasses and Information Processing: An Introduction

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198509417
eISBN:
9780191709081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509417.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Reliable transmission of information through noisy channels plays a vital role in modern society. Some aspects of this problem have close formal similarities to the theory of spin glasses. Noise in ... More


Adapting to the Environment

Martin Stevens

in Sensory Ecology, Behaviour, and Evolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199601776
eISBN:
9780191774782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601776.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The environment significantly affects the way that organisms interact and communicate. This chapter discusses the how different habitats and environments influence the way that information is ... More


. Second Messengers (1951–1990)

Joseph D. Robinson

in Mechanisms of Synaptic Transmission: Bridging the Gaps (1890-1990)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195137613
eISBN:
9780199848164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137613.003.0007
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter discusses the concept of a second messenger which arose from studies on the hormonal control of glucose availability and matured into appreciations of general mechanisms for signal ... More


Embodied Communication in Humans and Machines

Ipke Wachsmuth, Manuela Lenzen, and Günther Knoblich (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199231751
eISBN:
9780191696527
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231751.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

When people communicate face to face they don't just exchange verbal information. Rather, communication encompasses the whole body. Communication partners synchronize their body sway, and mimic or ... More


Natural Science Inspirations

Philip Mirowski and Edward Nik-Khah

in The Knowledge We Have Lost in Information: The History of Information in Modern Economics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190270056
eISBN:
9780190270087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190270056.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

The main impetus to the formalization of information came from the natural sciences, with the premier example being Shannon information theory. We briefly describe it, and link it to the sciences of ... More


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