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Functional plasticity at dendritic synapses

Zachary F. Mainen and Larry F. Abbott

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/9780198566564.003.0018
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Most synapses are made onto dendrites, and most excitatory connections are made onto dendritic spines. Synaptic plasticity is thus an intrinsically dendritic phenomenon, but the functional ... More


Biochemical compartmentalization in dendrites

Fritjof Helmchen

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/9780198566564.003.0010
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Dendrites have both electrical and biochemical characters, which are closely linked. This chapter discusses dendrites as compartments for chemical signals such as concentration changes of ions or ... More


Everything Is a Relationship: The Nonegalitarian, Log-Scaled Brain

György Buzsáki

in The Brain from Inside Out

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190905385
eISBN:
9780190905415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190905385.003.0012
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter discusses the hypothesis that the strongly skewed nature of our perceptions and memory result from log-normal distributions of anatomical connectivity at both micro- and mesoscales, ... More


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