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Synaptic Actions of Amino Acid Neurotransmitters

Scott M. Thompson, Daniel V. Madison, and Istvan Mody

in The Cortical Neuron

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195083309
eISBN:
9780199847464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083309.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Fast synaptic excitation in the neocortex is mediated by the release of glutamate from the axon terminals of thalamocortical projection cells and of locally and intracortically projecting pyramidal ... More


General neurophysiology of the cortex

O.D. Creutzfeldt

in Cortex Cerebri: Performance, Structural and Functional Organisation of the Cortex

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523246
eISBN:
9780191724510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523246.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Cortical nerve cells share some of the most basic electrophysiological properties with other nerve cells, with the ventral horn motor neurone often used as a model. In this cell, synaptic excitation ... 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


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