Excitatory-Inhibitory Balance: Synapses, Circuits, Systems
ISBN/ASIN: 9781461348955,9781461500391 | 2004 | English | pdf | 288/285 pages | 43.1 Mb
Publisher: Springer US | Author: Masao Ito (auth.), Takao K. Hensch, Michela Fagiolini (eds.) | Edition: 1
A new perspective on brain function depends upon an understanding of the interaction and integration of excitation and inhibition. A recent surge in research activity focused on inhibitory interneurons now makes a more balanced view possible. Technological advances such as improved imaging methods, visualized patch-clamp recording, multiplex single-cell PCR, and gene-targeted deletion or knock-in mice are some of the novel tools featured in this book. This book will provide an integrated view of neuron function, operating in a balanced regime of excitation and inhibition. It is a timely contribution emphasizing how this balance is established, maintained, and modified from the molecular to system levels.
The broad spectrum of topics from molecular to cellular and system/computational neuroscience will appeal to a wide audience of advanced graduate students, post-docs, and faculty. Moreover, this book this book features active young researchers from around the world, who are currently educating the brain scientists of tomorrow.