Some Molecular Aspects of Neural Mechanisms

  • J. R. Smythies


This contribution to the volume of scientific papers in memory of my old teacher Harold Himwich will review seven years’ work in a field that might variously be regarded as structural molecular biology or else as neuroanatomy at the molecular level. The strategy that I have used to guide my approach to these problems has been based on my training as a neuroanatomist. The majority of workers currently in molecular neurobiology have reached it via biochemistry or biophysics, and hence functional relationships have been to the fore in their work, whereas structural aspects of molecular neural mechanisms, as the ultimate basis of all behavior, are equally important.


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  • J. R. Smythies
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  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and the Neurosciences ProgramUniversity of Alabama in BirminghamBirminghamUSA

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