Macromolecular Interplay in Brain Associative Mechanisms

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789810232122
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/1997
  • Pages: 352

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: The cortico-limbic system of higher vertebrates 1
Hippocampal cellular correlates to spatial learning 43
Konorski's concept of brain associations 53
Pairing, contiguity, contingency - what's the difference 63
Neuronal networks in the hippocampal region. I. Reverberating circuits 71
Neuronal networks in the hippocampal region. II. Impulse transmission patterns 88
Where in the cortex does cognition take place? 104
Does a hierarchical timing mechanism exist in the olfactory system? 111
Reactivity of mice to spatial and non spatial change: Effect of haloperidol and MK-801 treatments 117
Long-term potentiation: A synaptic model for learning and memory 125
Spatial and temporal changes in signal transduction pathways during long-term potentiation 136
Nitric oxide, synaptic plasticity and memory formation in the brain 151
The involvement of the medial thalamus in memory 159
Memory disorders after diencephalic brain damage 168
On the role of the gabaergic system of the basolateral amygdala in conditioned odor aversion 177
Participation of post-synaptic structures in simple forms of synaptic plasticity in snail central neurones 181
Long-term memory of active avoidance learning in Wistar rats 186
Neuropsychological studies of memory functions in brain damaged patients 192
(R,S)-[alpha]-methyl-4-carboxyphenylglycine (MCPG) fails to block long term potentiation under urethane anesthesia in vivo 197
Nitric oxide synthase activity and free radical generation in rat brain: Effect of age and individual behaviour 202
The role of immediate early genes in long-term potentiation, learning and memory 209
Biochemical correlates of learning and memory 221
Towards understanding a role of transcription factors in learning processes 226
L-glutamate-driven gene expression in neuronal plasticity and cell death 234
The involvement of protein kinase C in hippocampal-dependent learning 240
Basic fibroblast growth factor in rat hippocampal neurons 250
Memory processing during sleep: The sequential hypothesis 257
Sleep-wake variables and EEG power spectra in aging rats 263
The expression of immediate early genes in the brain during sleep and wake 272
Thalamic control of EEG oscillations during waking, NREM and REM sleep 285
Paradoxical sleep as an iterative genetic programming mechanism 295
Chromatic dreams / white-and-black dreams: Is it possible to attempt any interpretative hypothesis? 304
Four levels of brain research - an introduction 309
Deficient long-term memory in mice with a targeted mutation of the cAMP-responsive element-binding protein 323
Genetic test of the effects of PKA knockout on mossy fiber LTP and spatial and contextual learning 325
The power and the limits of neurogenetics 327
The relevance of in vivo and in vitro neurobiological observations to learning and memory 328
List of participants 331
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