Dendrites form the major receiving part of neurons. It is within these highly complex, branching structures that the real work of the nervous system takes place. The dendrites of neurons receive thousands of synaptic inpites from other neurons. But dendrites do more than simply collect and funnel these signals to the soma and axon; they shape and integrate the inputs in complex ways. Despite being discovered over a century ago, dendrites received little research attention until the early 1950s. Over the past few years there has been a dramatic explosion of interest in the function of these beautiful structures. Recent new research has developed our understanding of the properties of dendrites, and their role in neuronal function. This is the first book devoted exclusively and comprehensively to dendrites. Its main aim is to gather the new information on dendrites into a single volume, with contributions written by leading researchers in the field. It presents a survey of the current state of our knowledge of dendrites, from their morphology and development through to their electrical, chemical, and computational properties. As such it will not only be of interest to researchers and graduate-level students in neuroscience, but will also be useful to researchers in computer science and IT, psychology, physiology, and biophysics.
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Dr Greg Stuart, Division of Neuroscience, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Mills Road, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200. Email: email@example.com Dr Nelson Spruston, Department of Neurobiology and Physiology, Northwestern University, 2153 N Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208-3520 Dr Michael Hausser, Dept of Physiology, UCL, Gower St, London WC1E 6BTReview:
'... this appears to be the first book devoted exclusively to dendrites and their role in neuronal function' ASLIB Book Review
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Descripción Oxford University Press, 2000. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110198504888
Descripción Oxford University Press, USA, 2000. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 1. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0198504888
Descripción Oxford University Press, 2000. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0198504888