Nanoneuroscience

Structural and Functional Roles of the Neuronal Cytoskeleton in Health and Disease

  • Nancy J. Woolf
  • Avner Priel
  • Jack A. Tuszynski

Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Nancy J. Woolf, Avner Priel, Jack A. Tuszynski
    Pages 1-34
  3. Nancy J. Woolf, Avner Priel, Jack A. Tuszynski
    Pages 35-84
  4. Nancy J. Woolf, Avner Priel, Jack A. Tuszynski
    Pages 129-176
  5. Nancy J. Woolf, Avner Priel, Jack A. Tuszynski
    Pages 177-226
  6. Nancy J. Woolf, Avner Priel, Jack A. Tuszynski
    Pages 227-273
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 275-279

About this book

Introduction

Nanoneuroscience is the study of computationally relevant biomolecules found inside neurons. Because of recent technological advances at the nanometer scale, scientists have at their disposal increasingly better ways to study the brain and the biophysics of its molecules. This book describes how biomolecules contribute to the operations of synapses and perform other computationally relevant functions inside dendrites. These biomolecular operations considerably expand the brain-computer analogy - endowing each neuron with the processing power of a silicon-based multiprocessor. Amazingly, the brain contains hundreds of billions of neurons.

Keywords

Actin filaments Cell biophysics Microtubules Nanocar Nanoscience Signal transduction nanotechnology

Authors and affiliations

  • Nancy J. Woolf
    • 1
  • Avner Priel
    • 2
  • Jack A. Tuszynski
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. Psychology, Lab. NanoNeuroscienceUniversity of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Dept. PhysicsUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  3. 3.Dept. PhysicsUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-03584-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-03583-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-03584-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1618-7210
  • About this book