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The intact and sliced brain /
Mircea Steriade.
imprint
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2001.
description
xi, 366 p. : ill. (some col.).
ISBN
0262194562 (HC : alk. paper)
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imprint
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2001.
isbn
0262194562 (HC : alk. paper)
general note
"A Bradford book."
catalogue key
4643123
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Mircea Steriade is Professor and Head of the Laboratory of Neurophysiology at the Faculty of Medicine, Laval University, Quebec, Canada, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (Academy of Sciences).
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Review Quotes
"Far in the frozen north of Quebec City there lives and works a master neurophysiologist, Mircea Steriade. This skilled experimentalist has now brought together in this monograph the results of his intensive studies, made over several decades, of the thalamocortical mechanisms controlling the excitability of the forebrain, a summary that is a major gift to all neuroscientists interested in the dynamic function of the forebrain. The evidence adduced by Steriade is taken almost exclusively from his own work, made with a variety of methods, in experiments always aimed at explaining the dynamic function of thalamus and cortex, and their interaction. The general subject of the relation between the two has been brought to a new level by Steriade's own investigations. "The book is unusual in a second way. Almost every page contains a sidebar on which the references are given, and in addition Steriade's insightful comments on the studies referred to, the scientists involved, and the historical and epistemological background of the work discussed. It is like two monographs in one! "This book belongs on the shelf of every Neuroscientist interested in the dynamic function of the cerebral cortex, and its regulation by thalamocortical mechanisms."--Vernon B. Mountcastle, University Professor Emeritus, Department of Neuroscience, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins UniversityPlease note: Endorser gives permission to excerpt from quote.
This book belongs on the shelf of every Neuroscientist interested in the dynamicfunction of the cerebral cortex, and its regulation by thalamocortical mechanisms.
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Summaries
Main Description
In this book Mircea Steriade cautions against the tendency of some neuroscientists to infer global brain functions such as arousal and sleep, epileptic events, and even conscious thinking from the properties of single cells. Based on his lifetime of research on intact brains, Steriade emphasizes the need to understand isolated networks within the context of the whole mammalian brain and to understand the brain of a behaving animal in terms of its fully dissected circuits. As much as knowledge of brain anatomy and function has progressed, Steriade is highly skeptical about the quest to relate consciousness to specific neuronal types. The bookrs"s sections are Changing Concepts of Localization of Brain Function, Evolution of Methods in Brain Studies, Similar and Contrasting Results from Studies in the Intact and Sliced Brain, Building Blocks of Synaptic Networks Underlying Normal and Paroxysmal States, and Of Neurons and Consciousness.
Main Description
In this book Mircea Steriade cautions against the tendency of some neuroscientists to infer global brain functions such as arousal and sleep, epileptic events, and even conscious thinking from the properties of single cells. Based on his lifetime of research on intact brains, Steriade emphasizes the need to understand isolated networks within the context of the whole mammalian brain and to understand the brain of a behaving animal in terms of its fully dissected circuits. As much as knowledge of brain anatomy and function has progressed, Steriade is highly skeptical about the quest to relate consciousness to specific neuronal types.The book's sections are Changing Concepts of Localization of Brain Function, Evolution of Methods in Brain Studies, Similar and Contrasting Results from Studies in the Intact and Sliced Brain, Building Blocks of Synaptic Networks Underlying Normal and Paroxysmal States, and Of Neurons and Consciousness.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Changing Concepts on Localization of Brain Functionsp. 1
Command Neurons, Brain Centers, and Complex Neuronal Circuits Underlying Brain Functionsp. 2
Some Definitionsp. 2
Sensory Functionsp. 9
Motor Controlp. 16
Behavioral States of Vigilancep. 18
Abnormal Mental Activitiesp. 24
From Discrete Cortical Localizations to the Concept of Unified Corticothalamic Networksp. 27
Early Attempts at Brain Localizationsp. 27
Neuronal Properties Implicated in the Corticothalamic Dialoguep. 31
Fast Rhythms: An Example of Coherent Activities in Corticothalamic Networksp. 35
Multiple Modulatory Systems and Their Interactionsp. 42
Generalized and Specific Activationp. 43
Conventional Synaptic and Diffuse (Volume) Transmissionp. 54
Reciprocal Relations Among Brainstem, Diencephalic, and Forebrain Nucleip. 59
Evolution of Methods in Brain Studiesp. 65
From Brain Transections to Slices and Culturesp. 66
Brain Transections, the Choice of Anesthesia, and Other Preparationsp. 67
Slices and Culturesp. 71
Studies on Neuronal Structurep. 74
Some Developments of the Golgi Methodp. 75
Anterograde and Retrograde Tracing Techniquesp. 76
Chemical Anatomyp. 79
Intracellular Staining of Functionally Characterized Neuronsp. 81
Recordings of Brain Electrical Activityp. 85
Electroencephalography, Magnetoencephalography, and Evoked Potentialsp. 85
Extracellular Recordingsp. 92
Intracellular Recordingsp. 97
Noninvasive Imaging Methodsp. 101
Similar and Contrasting Results from Studies in the Intact and Sliced Brainp. 103
Seminal Findings in Brain Slices and Their Relation to Studies in the Intact Brainp. 104
Thalamusp. 104
Neocortexp. 109
Brainstem Cholinergic Nucleip. 119
Dissimilar Data Obtained in the Sliced Brain and in Intact-Brain Preparationsp. 122
Morphological Differencesp. 122
Resting Properties and Firing Patterns of Cortical Neurons in Slices and Intact-Cortex Preparationp. 129
Functional Aspects of Thalamic Neurons Studied in Vivo and In Vitrop. 153
Normal and Pathological Oscillatory Activities in the Sliced and Intact Brainp. 166
Building Blocks of Synaptic Networks Underlying Normal and Paroxysmal Statesp. 191
Neuronal Properties and Synaptic Networks of the Neocortex, Thalamus, and Related Subsystemsp. 191
Neocortexp. 191
Thalamusp. 203
Rhinal Cortices and Amygdala Nuclear Complexp. 207
Emergent Functions of Normal Corticothalamic Networks: Oscillatory Properties and Short-Term Plasticityp. 210
Inhibitory Processes and Synchronizationp. 210
Coalescence of Different Oscillatory Types in Corticothalamic Networksp. 213
Intracellular Activities of Neocortical Neurons During Natural Wake and Sleep Statesp. 241
Short-Term Plasticity Following Oscillations in the Thalamus and Neocortexp. 252
Paroxysmal States in Corticothalamic Networksp. 271
Of Neurons and Consciousnessp. 291
Referencesp. 297
Indexp. 363
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