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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


Physiology: Synaptic Potentials and Receptor Potentials

Gordon M. Shepherd

in Creating Modern Neuroscience: The Revolutionary 1950s

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391503
eISBN:
9780199863464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391503.003.0007
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

This chapter details early studies on synaptic and reception potentials. After excitability, the second key property of nerve cells is the action that occurs at the synapses between cells. This is ... More


Dendritic integration

Nelson Spruston, Greg Stuart, and Michael Häusser

in Dendrites

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198566564
eISBN:
9780191724206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566564.003.0014
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

The essence of neuronal function is to generate outputs, usually in the form of action potentials, in response to inputs, in the form of synaptic potentials. The morphology and membrane properties of ... More


Windows on the Brain

Buzsáki György

in Rhythms of the Brain

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195301069
eISBN:
9780199863716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301069.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic, Techniques

Monitoring brain activity requires methods with appropriate resolutions. Field potential analysis (EEG and MEG), imaging of energy production (fMRI), optical recording methods, and single-cell ... More


The importance of NMDA receptors in the processing of spinal primary afferent input

R. H. EVANS

in The NMDA Receptor

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192625021
eISBN:
9780191724701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192625021.003.0011
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter covers the following aspects which are relevant to the role of N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptors in spinal neurotransmission: the involvement of NMDA receptors and the co-agonist ... More


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