Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. B. Gulyás, C. Halldin, B. Mazière
    Pages 75-100
  3. E. S. Vizi, B. Lendvai
    Pages 101-111
  4. B. Lendvai
    Pages 113-127
  5. L. G. Harsing Jr.
    Pages 149-170
  6. A. C. Dutton, N. M. Barnes
    Pages 171-212
  7. A. Schousboe, H. S. Waagepetersen
    Pages 213-226
  8. A. L. Carvalho, M. V. Caldeira, A. R. Gomes, A. P. Carvalho, C. B. Duarte
    Pages 275-323
  9. P. Saransaari, S. S. Oja
    Pages 325-342
  10. B. S. Basavarajappa, R. Yalamanchili, T. B. Cooper, B. L. Hungund
    Pages 343-384
  11. C. D. Keene, P. J. Cimino, R. M. Breyer, K. S. Montine, T. J. Montine
    Pages 385-401
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 457-465

About this book


The brain is the organ that collects information from the environment, processes and stores the information, and generates behavior as and when needed. In essence, the brain makes us who we are. For this reason, understanding the biology of brain function is a great challenge and a major goal of modern science. The brain is one of the last great frontiers in science, and the unraveling of its mysteries is comparable in complexity to efforts in space exploration. A fundamental goal of neuroscience is to understand how neurons generate behavior and the pathophysiology of different mental and neurological diseases. This requires, among other things, information about where these neurons are located, how they are connected, and how they communicate with each other in various physiological and pathophysiological conditions. Our aim is to describe recent discoveries about the basic operations of the brain and to provide an introduction to the adaptations for specific types of information processing.

Editors and affiliations

  • Abel Lajtha
    • 1
  • E. Sylvester Vizi
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for NeurochemistryNathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric ResearchOrangeburgUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Experimental MedicineHungarian Academy of SciencesSzigonyHungary

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-30351-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-30382-6
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