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Neocortex

RODNEY DOUGLAS, HENRY MARKRAM and KEVAN MARTIN

in The Synaptic Organization of the Brain

Fifth edition

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780195159561
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864447 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159561.003.0012
 Neocortex

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This chapter focuses on the structure and function of the microcircuits of the neocortex and their components. Topics covered include embryonic development, neuronal elements, synaptic connections, basic circuit, synaptic actions, neurotransmitters, dendrites, spines, and functional operations.

Keywords: brain regions; synaptic circuits; synaptic connections; neurotransmitters; dendrites; spine; cerebral cortex

Chapter.  27539 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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