The Hippocampus Book by Per AndersenThe Hippocampus Book by Per Andersen

The Hippocampus Book

EditorPer Andersen, Richard Morris, David Amaral

Hardcover | November 29, 2006

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The hippocampus is one of a group of remarkable structures embedded within the brain's medial temporal lobe. Long known to be important for memory, it has been a prime focus of neuroscience research for many years. The Hippocampus Book promises to facilitate developments in the field in amajor way by bringing together, for the first time, contributions by leading international scientists knowledgeable about hippocampal anatomy, physiology, and function. This authoritative volume offers the most comprehensive, up-to-date account of what the hippocampus does, how it does it, and whathappens when things go wrong. At the same time, it illustrates how research focusing on this single brain structure has revealed principles of wider generality for the whole brain in relation to anatomical connectivity, synaptic plasticity, cognition and behavior, and computational algorithms.Well-organized in its presentation of both theory and experimental data, this peerless work vividly illustrates the astonishing progress that has been made in unraveling the workings of the brain. The Hippocampus Book is destined to take a central place on every neuroscientist's bookshelf.
Per Anderson is a the University of Oslo. Richard Morris is at the University of Edinburgh. David Amaral is at the University of California-David. Tim Bliss is at the National Institute for Medical Research, London. John O'Keefe is at University College, London.
Title:The Hippocampus BookFormat:HardcoverDimensions:872 pages, 8.19 × 11.1 × 1.81 inPublished:November 29, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195100271

ISBN - 13:9780195100273

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Table of Contents

1. Per Andersen, Richard Morris, David Amaral, Timothy Bliss, and John O'Keefe: The Hippocampal Function2. Per Andersen, Richard Morris, David Amaral, Timothy Bliss, and John O'Keefe: Historical Perspective: Proposed Functions, Biological Characteristics, and Neurobiological Models of the Hippocampus3. David Amaral and Pierre Lavenex: Hippocampal Neuroanatomy4. Michael Frotscher and Laszlo Seress: Morphological Development of the Hippocampus5. Nelson Spruston and Chris McBain: Structure and Functional Properties of Hippocampal Neurons6. Dimitri M. Kullmann: Synaptic Function7. Pavel Osten, William Wisden, and Rolf Sprengel: Molecular Mechanisms of Synaptic Function in the Hippocampus: Neurotransmitter Exocytosis, Glutamatergic, GABAergic and Cholinergic Transmission8. Eberhard Buhl and Miles Whittington: Local Circuits9. Elizabeth Gould: Structural Plasticity10. Timothy Bliss, Graham Collingridge, and Richard Morris: Synaptic Plasticity in the Hippocampus11. John O'Keefe: Hippocampal Neurophysiology in the Behaving Animal12. Craig Stark: Functional Roll of the Human Hippocampus13. Richard Morris: Theories of Hippocampal Function14. Neil Burgess: Computational Models of the Spatial and Mnemonic Functions of the Hippocampus15. Richard Morris: Stress and the Hippocampus16. Matthew Walker, Dennis Chan, and Maria Thom: The Hippocampus and Human Disease

Editorial Reviews

"This book is a magnificent achievement, and we are unlikely to see anything like it again in the near, or even not so near, future. The five Editors, each of whom has devoted much of his career (and life) to the study of the hippocampus, have produced a labor of love, and the rest of us getto benefit from their persistence and passion."--Hippocampus