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Functional Organization in Groups of Neurons

  • A. G. Brown

Abstract

So far, the properties of single neurons and transmission between pairs of neurons have dominated the discussion. Elementary consideration has been given to the stretch reflex in Chapter 11 (with some detail of transmission in the pathway in Chapter 10 and of the workings of the muscle spindle in Chapter 12) and some aspects of neuronal group organization in Chapter 11. It is now time to examine how the interconnexion of excitatory and inhibitory neurons leads to the emergence of particular operating characteristics of nervous systems and how such interconnexions of groups of neurons in a modular fashion form the basis of much nervous system organization.

Keywords

Purkinje Cell Cerebellar Cortex Muscle Spindle Mossy Fibre Parallel Fibre 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. G. Brown
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  1. 1.University of EdinburghSummerhall, EdinburghUK

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