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Cerebral Cortex

Further Aspects of Cortical Function, Including Hippocampus

  • Edward G. Jones
  • Alan Peters

Part of the Cerebral Cortex book series (CECO, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Felix Eckenstein, Robert W. Baughman
    Pages 129-160
  3. Adam Murdin Sillito, Penelope Clare Murphy
    Pages 161-185
  4. Donald A. Kristt
    Pages 187-236
  5. E. G. Jones, S. H. C. Hendry, J. DeFelipe
    Pages 237-266
  6. Philip A. Schwartzkroin, Alan L. Mueller
    Pages 295-343
  7. Douglas L. Rosene, Gary W. Van Hoesen
    Pages 345-456
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 457-464

About this book

Introduction

Volume 6 of Cerebral Cortex is in some respects a continuation of Volume 2, which dealt with the functional aspects of cortical neurons from the physiological and pharmacological points of view. In the current volume, chapters are devoted to the catecholamines, which for a number of reasons were not represented in the earlier volume, and to acetylcholine and the neuropeptides, about which much new information has recently appeared. Volume 6 deals in part with the structure and function of cholinergic and catecholaminergic neuronal systems in the cerebral cortex and with new aspects of the cortical peptidergic neurons, notably the almost universal propensity of the known cortical peptides for being colocalized with classical transmitters and with one another. It thus completes our coverage of the major cortical neuro­ transmitter and neuromodulatory systems. Other chapters in this volume deal with data pertaining to the proportions of different types of cells and synapses in the neocortex and the physiology of the cortical neuroglial cells. These latter are topics that rarely receive separate treatment and the current chapters serve again to continue discussions of subjects that were introduced in Volume 2. The previous volumes have all been devoted to the neocortex but the present one introduces the subject of the archicortex. To this end, separate chapters are devoted to the physiology and anatomy of the hippocampal formation.

Keywords

anatomy catecholamines cortex neurons neuropeptides physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Edward G. Jones
    • 1
  • Alan Peters
    • 2
  1. 1.California College of MedicineUniversity of California, IrvineUSA
  2. 2.Boston University College of MedicineBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-6616-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4615-6618-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-6616-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-6816
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