Advances in Synaptic Plasticity

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M. Baudry, Joel L. Davis, Richard F. Thompson
MIT Press, 2000 - Medical - 335 pages
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Many neurons exhibit plasticity; that is, they can change structurally or functionally, often in a lasting way. Plasticity is evident in such diverse phenomena as learning and memory, brain development, drug tolerance, sprouting of axon terminals after a brain lesion, and various cellular forms of activity-dependent synaptic plasticity such as long-term potentiation and long-term depression. This book, a follow-up to the editors' Synaptic Plasticity (MIT Press, 1993), reports on the most recent trends in the field. The levels of analysis range from molecular to cellular and network, the unifying theme being the nature of the relationships between synaptic plasticity and information processing and storage.

Contributors: Yael Amitai, Michel Baudry, Theodore W. Berger, Pierre-Alain Buchs, A.K. Butler, Franck A. Chaillan, Gilbert A. Chauvet, Marie-Fran oise Chesselet, Barry W. Connors, Taraneh Ghaffari, Jay R. Gibson, Ziv Gil, Michel Khrestchatisky, Dietmar Kuhl, Carole E. Landisman, Gilles Laurent, Jim-Shih Liaw, David J. Linden, Katrina MacLeod, Henry Markram, W.V. Morehouse, Dominique Muller, J.A. Napieralski, Santiago Rivera, Fran ois S. Roman, Bernard Soumireu-Mourat, Oswald Steward, Mark Stopfer, F.G. Szele, Richard F. Thompson, Nicolas Toni, Bernard Truchet, Misha Tsodyks, K. Uryu, Ascher Uziel, Christopher S. Wallace, Yun Wang, Michael Wehr, Paul F. Worley, Xiaping Xie.

 

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Contents

PathwaySpecific Regulation of Synapses in
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Matrix Metalloproteinases and Tissue Inhibitors
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From Molecular Mechanisms
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Role of Synaptic Geometry in the Dynamics and Efficacy
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NeuronGlia Signaling and UseDependent Modification
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Anatomical Plasticity in the Striatum during Development
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Dynamic Representation of Odors by Oscillating Neural
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FrequencyDependent Synaptic Transmission in
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The Purkinje Local Circuit as an Example of a Functional
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From Molecules to Behavior 2 99
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Contributors
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Michel Baudry is Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Southern California.

Joel L. Davis is Program Officer, Cognitive, Neural, and Biomolecular Science and Technology Division, Office of Naval Research.

Richard F. Thompson is Director of the Neuroscience Program and Keck Professor of Psychology and Biological Sciences at the University of Southern California.

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