Encyclopedia of Computational Neuroscience

2015 Edition
| Editors: Dieter Jaeger, Ranu Jung

Gamma and Theta Oscillations, Hippocampus: Overview

  • Frances K. Skinner
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6675-8_756

The brain expresses several rhythms that are associated with normal and pathological states. The hippocampus is arguably the most heavily studied structure in the brain for many reasons including its importance in learning and memory, and it generates several population activities that include theta and gamma rhythms. Many modeling studies have focused on these oscillatory activities, and the entries in this section detail much of this work.

To develop and build models of any biological system, an in-depth appreciation of the biological and physiological basis of what is being modeled is required. This is provided in the “ Hippocampus, Theta, Gamma, and Cross-Frequency Coupling” entry, where functional and experimental aspects are described. In developing models, the cellular units and how they are connected need to be examined. Three entries on “ Hippocampus, Model Inhibitory Cells,” “ Hippocampus, Model Excitatory Cells,” and “ Hippocampus, Model Network Architecture” provide these...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Toronto Western Research InstituteUniversity Health NetworkTorontoCanada