Network Functions And Plasticity: Perspectives From Studying Neuronal Electrical Coupling In Microcircuits by Jian Jing

Network Functions And Plasticity: Perspectives From Studying Neuronal Electrical Coupling In…

byJian Jing

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Network Functions and Plasticity: Perspectives from Studying Neuronal Electrical Coupling in Microcircuitsfocuses on the specific roles of electrical coupling in tractable, well-defined circuits, highlighting current research that offers novel insights for electrical coupling's roles in sensory and motor functions, neural computations, decision-making, regulation of network activity, circuit development, and learning and memory.

Bringing together a diverse group of international experts and their contributions using a variety of approaches to study different invertebrate and vertebrate model systems with a focus on the role of electrical coupling/gap junctions in microcircuits, this book presents a timely contribution for students and researchers alike.



  • Provides an easy-to-read introduction on neural circuits of the model system
  • Focuses on the specific roles of electrical coupling in tractable, well-defined circuits
  • Includes recent discoveries and findings that are presented in the context of historical background
  • Outlines outstanding issues and future research in the field

About The Author

Jian Jing obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1998. He has been performing circuitry studies with molluscan model systems for over two decades at University of Illinois, the Mount Sinai School of Medicine at New York, and now at Nanjing University in China. Dr. Jing has published extensively in hig...
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Title:Network Functions And Plasticity: Perspectives From Studying Neuronal Electrical Coupling In…Format:HardcoverDimensions:392 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:April 18, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128034718

ISBN - 13:9780128034712

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Table of Contents

1. Electrical Coupling in Caenorhabditis elegans Mechanosensory Circuits
2. Neural Circuits Underlying Escape Behavior in Drosophila: Focus on Electrical Signaling
3. Gap Junctions Underlying Labile Memory
4. The Role of Electrical Coupling in Rhythm Generation in Small Networks
5. Network Functions of Electrical Coupling Present in Multiple and Specific Sites in Behavior-Generating Circuits
6. Electrical Synapses and Learning-Induced Plasticity in Motor Rhythmogenesis
7. Electrical Synapses and Neuroendocrine Cell Function
8. Electrical Synapses in Fishes: Their Relevance to Synaptic Transmission
9. Dynamic Properties of Electrically Coupled Retinal Networks
10. Circadian and Light-Adaptive Control of Electrical Synaptic Plasticity in the Vertebrate Retina
11. Electrical Coupling in the Generation of Vertebrate Motor Rhythms
12. Implications of Electrical Synapse Plasticity in the Inferior Olive
13. Gap Junctions Between Pyramidal Cells Account for a Variety of Very Fast Network Oscillations (>80Hz) in Cortical Structures
14. Lineage-Dependent Electrical Synapse Formation in the Mammalian Neocortex