Excitatory-Inhibitory Balance

Synapses, Circuits, Systems

  • Takao K. Hensch
  • Michela Fagiolini

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

  3. Synapses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. S. G. N. Grant, H. Husi, J. Choudhary, M. Cumiskey, W. Blackstock, J. D. Armstrong
      Pages 13-44
    3. Yukio Komatsu, Yumiko Yoshimura
      Pages 75-87
    4. Masanobu Kano, Takako Ohno-Shosaku, Takashi Maejima, Takayuki Yoshida
      Pages 99-109
  4. Circuits

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. David A. McCormick, You-Sheng Shu, Andrea Hasenstaub
      Pages 113-124
    3. Anirudh Gupta, Maria Toledo-Rodriguez, Gilad Silberberg, Henry Markram
      Pages 149-172
    4. Pierre-Marie Lledo, Armen Saghatelyan, Gilles Gheusi
      Pages 197-212
  5. Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Jean-Marc Fritschy, Florence Crestani, Uwe Rudolph, Hanns Möhler
      Pages 215-228
    3. Daniel E. Feldman, Cara B. Allen, Tansu Celikel
      Pages 229-240
    4. Yu-Xi Fu, Yang Dan
      Pages 255-267
    5. Michela Fagiolini, Takao K. Hensch
      Pages 269-281
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 283-288

About this book


A new perspective on brain function depends upon an understanding of the interaction and integration of excitation and inhibition. A recent surge in research activity focused on inhibitory interneurons now makes a more balanced view possible. Technological advances such as improved imaging methods, visualized patch-clamp recording, multiplex single-cell PCR, and gene-targeted deletion or knock-in mice are some of the novel tools featured in this book. This book will provide an integrated view of neuron function, operating in a balanced regime of excitation and inhibition. It is a timely contribution emphasizing how this balance is established, maintained, and modified from the molecular to system levels.

The broad spectrum of topics from molecular to cellular and system/computational neuroscience will appeal to a wide audience of advanced graduate students, post-docs, and faculty. Moreover, this book this book features active young researchers from around the world, who are currently educating the brain scientists of tomorrow.


PCR computational neuroscience cortex imaging techniques neurons neuroscience

Editors and affiliations

  • Takao K. Hensch
    • 1
  • Michela Fagiolini
    • 1
  1. 1.RIKEN Brain Science InstituteWako-shiJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-4895-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-0039-1
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