The Chemistry of Behavior

A Molecular Approach to Neuronal Plasticity

  • Stanislav Reinis
  • Jerome M. Goldman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. The Molecular Basis of Neuronal Activity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stanislav Reinis, Jerome M. Goldman
      Pages 3-22
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      Pages 23-49
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      Pages 51-58
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      Pages 59-75
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      Pages 77-87
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      Pages 89-100
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      Pages 101-122
  3. The Energy Supply to the Neurons

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Stanislav Reinis, Jerome M. Goldman
      Pages 125-148
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      Pages 149-161
  4. Proteins in the Brain: Metabolism and Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
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      Pages 165-172
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      Pages 173-185
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About this book

Introduction

This book discusses a particular aspect of brain function, that of storage and retrieval of memory of past experience, in terms of neuronal plasticity. In discussing this aspect of brain functions, however, it discusses brain mecha­ nisms in their wider sense as well. Clearly, the central nervous system is a highly interconnected system from all points of view, and it would not be possible to understand function in terms of only a single event or only a sin­ gle neurotransmitter. This is true for any biochemical activity that accompanies neuronal functional activity and accompanies behavior. The authors have commendably recognized this complexity, and recognize still more the need to present information in a compact and uniform manner in spite of the tremendous expansion of our knowledge in recent years. It is a somewhat easier task to gather a set of authors and record their results for a multiauthor symposium, but it is a most admirable endeavor for two authors to summarize a field that encompasses subjects such as transmission barri­ ers, lipids, proteins, energy, hormones, to name a few that this book covers so well in a compact manner, and in such depth as well. Metabolism and func­ tion cannot really be understood without understanding structural factors, changes in membrane properties, and changes in metabolism.

Keywords

ETA Flow IRA brain complex complexity consumption energy knowledge memory nervous system neuroanatomy neurochemistry receptor tissue

Authors and affiliations

  • Stanislav Reinis
    • 1
  • Jerome M. Goldman
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-3590-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-3592-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-3590-0
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