Handbook of Brain Microcircuits

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Oxford University Press, Sep 22, 2010 - Medical - 536 pages
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Microcircuits are the specific arrangements of cells and their connections that carry out the operations unique to each brain region. This resource summarizes succinctly these circuits in over 40 regions - enabling comparisons of principles across both vertebrates and invertebrates. It provides a new foundation for understanding brain function that will be of interest to all neuroscientists. Oxford Clinical Neuroscience is a comprehensive, cross-searchable collection of resources offering quick and easy access to eleven of Oxford University Press's prestigious neuroscience texts. Joining Oxford Medicine Online these resources offer students, specialists and clinical researchers the best quality content in an easy-to-access format.

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Professor Shepherd was educated at Iowa State College and Harvard Medical School during the 1950s, and received further training at Oxford University, the National Institutes of Health, and Karolinska Institutet. He has been at the Yale University School of Medicine since 1967, and has held visiting positions at the University of Pennsylvania, College de France, Ecole Normale Superieure, Oxford University, and Institut Pasteur. In his research he and his collaborators introduced computational modeling into studies of brain neurons, revealed a new type of neuronal interaction between dendrites, and showed how smells are represented in the brain by distinct patterns of activity. His work has led to new concepts of brain organization, including the term microcircuits to describe canonical types of neuronal interactions. He has been editor in chief of the Journal of Neurophysiology and the Journal of Neuroscience. His books include The Synaptic Organization of the Brain, Neurobiology, and Creating Modern Neuroscience: The Revolutionary 1950s. His Foundations of the Neuron Doctrine was the first to focus on the dramatic events around the classical work on the neuron in the 19th and early 20th century. The present work takes up the even more dramatic events around the work at mid-20th century that established the modern neuroscience of today.
Professor Grillner was educated at the University of Goteborg in Sweden. He is past Chairman if the Nobel Assemply at the Karolinska Institutet. Currently he is Director of the Nobel Institute for Neurophysiology at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm.

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