Long-Lasting Changes in the Activity of a Bursting Neurone Produced by Specific Synaptic Inputs

  • I. Parnas
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 15)


Long-lasting modifications of behavior are believed to be associated with long-lasting changes at the neuronal level. Comparisons have been made between various behavioral parameters before and after direct or synaptic stimulation of a single neuron (Cas-tellucci et al., 1970; Berry & Cohen, 1972; Cedar et al., 1972). Similarly, long term changes have been demonstrated in the activity of a group of neurons (Lippold, 1970; Pettigrew et al., 1973) or in single neurons after inducing changes in behavior (Strumwasser, 1965; 1971; Kupfermann et al., 1970; for review see Horn & Hinde, 1970). Chemical as well as electrical changes have been found, but a clear cut correlation between the behavioral and the neuronal changes has not been demonstrated.


Single Neuron Excitatory Effect Membrane Conductance Burst Size Abdominal Ganglion 
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  • I. Parnas
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  1. 1.Division of Neurobiology, Institute of Life SciencesThe Hebrew UniversityJerusalemIsrael

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