Neurotransmitter Interactions and Cognitive Function

  • Edward D. Levin

Part of the Experientia Supplementum book series (EXS, volume 98)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Mohammad R. Zarrindast
    Pages 5-39
  3. Geoff Warnock, Jos Prickaerts, Thomas Steckler
    Pages 41-63
  4. Martin Sarter, John P. Bruno, Vinay Parikh, Vicente Martinez, Rouba Kozak, Jerry B. Richards
    Pages 65-86
  5. James J. Chrobak, Helen R. Sabolek, Jamie G. Bunce
    Pages 87-98
  6. Patrizio Blandina, Maria Beatrice Passani
    Pages 149-163
  7. Edward D. Levin, Amir H. Rezvani
    Pages 185-205
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 279-283

About this book

Introduction

Cognitive function involves the participation of many different neurotransmitter systems in a variety of brain areas. The centerpiece of investigation regarding cognitive function has classically been the cholinergic system, but it has become increasingly clear that other transmitter systems interact with cholinergic systems to provide the neural basis for cognitive function.

This book brings together cutting edge research to determine how the transmitter interactions form the mechanistic bases for attention, learning and memory. This research on transmitter interactions not only provides a more accurate, though complex, picture of how the brain works to provide cognitive function, it also provides important new levels of understanding about the mechanisms of cognitive dysfunction and novel avenues for therapeutic treatment. The researchers who contributed to this volume both reviewed the latest findings but also point to the directions of advancement of the field of neurotransmitter interactions and cognitive function.

Keywords

attention behavior brain cognition dopamine forebrain memory neurotransmitter perception schizophrenia

Editors and affiliations

  • Edward D. Levin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Neurobehavioural Research LaboratoryDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7643-7772-4
  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Verlag 2006
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser Basel
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7643-7771-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7643-7772-4
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