Diversity In The Neuronal Machine: Order And Variability In Interneuronal Microcircuits

Hardcover | November 24, 2005

byIvan Soltesz

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This book is a colorful journey into the fascinatingly diverse world of interneurons, an important class of highly heterogeneous cells found in all cortical neuronal networks. Interneurons are known to play key roles in many brain functions, from sensory processing to neuronal oscillationslinked to learning and memory. The central aim of the volume is to provide new insights into the striking degree of cellular diversity found in interneuronal microcircuits. The book discusses the history of research into interneuronal variability, the developmental origins of interneuronaldiversity, the functional roles of heterogeneity in neuronal circuits, contemporary interneuronal classification systems, and the genetic and homeostatic mechanisms that shape the degree of cell to cell variability within interneuronal populations. It elaborates on new ideas about interneuronaldiversity that rest upon theoretical and experimental results, with arguments touching upon evolution, animal behavior, and the mathematical theory of small world networks. This engaging volume is invaluable to neuroscientists and others interested in how neuronal newtworks function; electricalengineers, computational modelers, and physicists interested in neuronal network theory; neurologists and psychiatrists working on mechanisms of neurological and psychiatric disorders; and students and trainees in all of these fields.

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This book is a colorful journey into the fascinatingly diverse world of interneurons, an important class of highly heterogeneous cells found in all cortical neuronal networks. Interneurons are known to play key roles in many brain functions, from sensory processing to neuronal oscillationslinked to learning and memory. The central aim ...

Ivan Soltesz is at University of California, Irvine.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 6.3 × 9.29 × 0.91 inPublished:November 24, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgements1. Introduction2. Developmental origins of interneuronal heterogeneity3. Order in diversity: from phenomenology to function4. Cracks in the crystal: elusive neurospecies and the great correlation hunt5. Functions of heterogeneity: meaning of means and variability of variances6. Interneuronal variability: plasticity and regulation7. Deiversity beyond variance8. Fifty ways to be a basket cell: self-tuning interneurons with multiple solutions for their tasks9. Interneuronal diversity and small world neuronal networks10. Closing thoughts: the structure of cortical microcircuit theoryList of references

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"Dr. Soltesz writes with a clear and entertaining style that keeps the reader's interest throughout."--Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy