Ethanol Suppression of Hippocampal Plasticity

Role of Subcortical Inputs
  • Scott C. Steffensen


In his opening remarks, Shepherd posited the following concept: the behavioral consequences of synaptic transmission are expressed in terms of circuits. In echoing this perspective, our research efforts are devoted to characterizing the functional neuronal ensembles underlying the amnestic, intoxicating, and rewarding properties of alcohol.


Dentate Gyrus Ventral Tegmental Area Population Spike Perforant Path Basket Cell 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Scott C. Steffensen
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  1. 1.Department of NeuropharmacologyScripps Research InstituteLa JollaUSA

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