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

Hardcover | May 1, 2017

byJian Jing

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Network Functions and Plasticity: Perspectives from Studying Neuronal Electrical Coupling in Microcircuits focuses 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 Includes recent discovery/findings that are presented in the context of historical background Outlines outstanding issues/future research in the field

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Network Functions and Plasticity: Perspectives from Studying Neuronal Electrical Coupling in Microcircuits focuses 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...

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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Format:HardcoverDimensions:350 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:May 1, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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1. Electrical coupling in C. elegans mechanosensory circuits 2. Neural Circuits Underlying Escape Behaviour in Drosophila: Focus on Electrical Signalling 3. Gap junctions underlying labile memory 4. The role of electrical coupling in rhythm generation 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. Dynamic properties of electrically coupled retinal networks 9. Circadian and light-adaptive control of electrical synaptic plasticity in the vertebrate retina 10. Electrical coupling in the generation of vertebrate motor rhythms 11. Implications of electrical synapse plasticity in the inferior olive 12. Electrical transmission in teleosts: relevance to synaptic transmission 13. Gap junctions between pyramidal cells can account for a variety of very fast network oscillations (> 80 Hz) in cortical structures 14. Lineage-dependent electrical synapse formation in the mammalian neocortex