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Computer Analysis of Neuronal Structures

  • Robert D. Lindsay

Part of the Computers in Biology and Medicine book series (CBM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Robert D. Lindsay
    Pages 1-19
  3. Sheryl Glasser, John Miller, N. G. Xuong, Allen Selverston
    Pages 21-58
  4. D. E. Hillman, R. Llinás, M. Chujo
    Pages 73-90
  5. Paul D. Coleman, Catherine F. Garvey, John H. Young, William Simon
    Pages 91-109
  6. R. F. Dunn, D. P. O’Leary, W. E. Kumley
    Pages 111-132
  7. Robert D. Lindsay
    Pages 149-164
  8. Robert D. Lindsay
    Pages 165-175
  9. Christopher Brown
    Pages 177-188
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 209-210

About this book

Introduction

It seems particularly appropriate that this pioneering collection of papers should be dedicated to Donald Sholl since those of us who count, measure, and reconstruct elements of the neural en~emble are all very much in his debt. Sholl was certainly not the first to attempt quantification of certain aspects of brain structure. No computers were available to him for the kind of answers he sought, and some of his answers - or rather his interpretations - may not stand the test of time. But we remember him because of the questions he asked and for the reasons he asked them. At a time when the entire family of Golgi techniques was in almost total eclipse, he had the judgment to rely on them. And in a period when the canonical neuron was a perfect sphere (the enormous dendritic superstructure being almost forgotten), he was one of a very few who looked to dendrite extension and pattern as a prime clue to the overall problem of neuronal connectivity.

Keywords

brain cortex nervous system time

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert D. Lindsay
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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