Synaptic Plasticity at Hippocampal Synapses

  • Jack Mellor
Part of the Springer Series in Computational Neuroscience book series (NEUROSCI, volume 5)


This chapter will discuss what is currently known about synaptic plasticity at glutamatergic synapses in the hippocampus. Hippocampal synaptic plasticity is potentially a vast topic with many thousands of research papers published in the field. However, this chapter will not discuss the detailed molecular mechanisms underlying synaptic plasticity and instead will concentrate on the precise activity patterns required to induce synaptic plasticity. This includes the contribution of presynaptic and postsynaptic spiking and the importance of subthreshold postsynaptic depolarisation. Also, this chapter will attempt to relate various induction protocols to known in vivo patterns of neuronal activity.


Synaptic Plasticity Synaptic Strength Glutamatergic Synapse Perforant Path Theta Burst Stimulation 
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  1. 1.MRC Centre for Synaptic Plasticity, Department of AnatomyUniversity of Bristol, University WalkBristolUK

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