Neurotransmitters and Cortical Function

From Molecules to Mind

  • Massimo Avoli
  • Tomás A. Reader
  • Robert W. Dykes
  • Pierre Gloor

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. N. M. van Gelder
    Pages 15-23
  3. E. Puil, A. M. Benjamin
    Pages 25-37
  4. Jon Storm-Mathisen, Ole Petter Ottersen
    Pages 39-70
  5. E. K. Michaelis, J.-W. Chen, T. M. Stormann, S. Roy
    Pages 71-83
  6. J. F. MacDonald, Z. Miljkovic, J. H. Schneiderman
    Pages 111-123
  7. Adam Murdin Sillito, Penelope Clare Murphy
    Pages 167-185
  8. Massimo Avoli
    Pages 187-205
  9. E. Wanke, A. Ferroni
    Pages 277-286
  10. David A. McCormick, David A. Prince
    Pages 287-302
  11. R. W. Dykes, R. Metherate, N. Tremblay
    Pages 303-312

About this book


Herbert Henri Jasper is a scientist whose research activities have initiated and encompassed many of the major themes of neuroscience. He has pioneered in single unit recording, chronic neuronal studies, neurochemistry, electroencephalography, and many other disciplines. His students now hold important positions in universities and hospitals around the world. From July 21 to 23, 1986, a symposium entitled Neurotransmitters and Cortical Function: From Molecules to Mind was held in Montreal to honor Professor Jasper and to continue his pioneering efforts. The following chapters originated in that meeting. They summarize the current v vi PREFACE status of our knowledge in some of the fields influenced by Professor Jasper. They share a focus on neurotransmitters in cortical function, where we presume higher mental events originate. Professor Jasper has made contributions to the understanding of three different classes of neuro­ transmitters: GABA, acetylcholine, and catecholamines. It is an interest in trying to link neu­ rochemical events to some aspects of complex brain function and behavior that has characterized his work, and it is this philosophy that led to the present symposium to honor him. We dedicate this volume to Professor Jasper and the integrative approach that he has fostered. The Editors Montreal Contents 1. H. H. Jasper, Neuroscientist of Our Century .......................... .


central nervous system physiology regulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Massimo Avoli
    • 1
  • Tomás A. Reader
    • 2
  • Robert W. Dykes
    • 3
  • Pierre Gloor
    • 1
  1. 1.McGill University and Montreal Neurological InstituteMontrealCanada
  2. 2.University of MontrealMontrealCanada
  3. 3.McGill University and Royal Victoria HospitalMontrealCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8248-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-0925-3
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