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Neuronal Networks in Brain Function, CNS Disorders, and Therapeutics

Neuronal Networks in Brain Function, CNS Disorders, and Therapeutics, edited by two leaders in the field, offers a current and complete review of what we know about neural networks. How the brain accomplishes many of its more complex tasks can only be understood via study of neuronal network control and network interactions. Large networks can undergo major functional changes, resulting in substantially different brain function and affecting everything from learning to the potential for epilepsy.

With chapters authored by experts in each topic, this book advances the understanding of:

  • How the brain carries out important tasks via networks
  • How these networks interact in normal brain function
  • Major mechanisms that control network function
  • The interaction of the normal networks to produce more complex behaviors
  • How brain disorders can result from abnormal interactions
  • How therapy of disorders can be advanced through this network approach

This book will benefit neuroscience researchers and graduate students with an interest in networks, as well as clinicians in neuroscience, pharmacology, and psychiatry dealing with neurobiological disorders.


Neuroscience researchers, clinical neuroscience practitioners, neuropharmacologists

Hardbound, 512 Pages

Published: January 2014

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-415804-7


  • 1. Introduction to Neuronal Networks of the Brain
      Carl L. Faingold and Hal Blumenfeld
    2. Network Computer Modeling
      Alain Destexhe
    3. Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Epilepsy:  Methods and Applications Using Awake Animals
      Craig F. Ferris and Jeffrey Tenney
    4. Network Experimental Approaches:  Inactivation, Microinjection, Neuronal Stimulation, and Recording
      Hua-Jun Feng and Carl L. Faingold
    5. Network Experimental Approaches – ex vivo and ex vivo Networks
      Victor V. Uteshev
    6. Network Imaging and Neuronal Firing
      Jennifer Nai-Zhen Guo and Hal Blumenfeld
    7. Network Control Mechansims - Neuroactive Substances and Cellular Inputs
      Carl L. Faingold
    8. Network Control Mechanisms – Volume Transmission
      Luigi Agnati and Kjell Fuxe
    9. Electrophysiological Mechanisms of Network Control: Bursting in the brain - from cells to networks
      Taufik A. Valiante and Peter L. Carlen
    10. Network Control Mechanisms – Cellular milieu
      Victor V. Uteshev, Alexander G. Gusev and Evgeny A. Sametsky
    11. Neuronal Network Mechanisms - Sex and Development
      Aristea S. Galanopoulou and Solomon Moshé
    12. Astrocytic regulation of synapses, neuronal networks and behavior
      T Fellin
    13. The Fear Memory Network
      Glenn E. Schafe
    14. Orchestration of the Circadian Clock Network  by the Suprachiasmatic Nucleus
      Shelley Tischkau
    15. mTOR signaling in cortical network development
      Tiffany V. Lin and Angelique Bordey
    16. Network Control Mechanisms - Synaptogenesis and Epilepsy Development
      Kevin J. Staley, Jonas Dyhrfjeld-Johnsen, Waldemar Swiercz and F. Edward Dudek
    17. The Brain and Spinal Cord Networks Controlling Locomotion
      Larry M. Jordan and Urszula Sławińska
    18. The Brainstem Respiratory  Network
      Tara G. Bautista, Teresa E. Pitts, Paul M. Pilowsky and Kendall F. Morris
    19. Visual Network
      Moran Furman
    20. Auditory Neuronal Networks and Chronic Tinnitus
      Thomas J. Brozoski and Carol A. Bauer
    21. Consciousness and subcortical arousal systems
      Joshua Motelow and Hal Blumenfeld
    22. Networks of Normal and Disordered Sleep
      Pierre-Herve Luppi
    23. Networks for the Modulation of Acute and Chronic Pain
      Inna Sukhotinsky
    24. Networks in Mood and Anxiety Disorders
      Hamada Hamid
    25. Neuronal Networks and Therapeutics in Neurodegenerative Disorders
      Duarte Machado
    26. Neuronal Networks in Epilepsy:  Comparative Audiogenic Seizure Networks
      Carl L. Faingold, Manish Raisinghani and Prosper N’Gouemo
    27. Physiological and Pathophysiological Expansion of Neuronal Networks
      Prosper N’Gouemo, Norbert Garcia-Cairasco and Carl L. Faingold
    28. Neuronal Network Plasticity and Network Interactions are Critically Dependent on Conditional Multireceptive (CMR) Brain Regions
      Carl L. Faingold, Awais Riaz and James Stittsworth
    29. Neuronal Network Interactions in the Startle Reflex, Learning Mechanisms, and CNS Disorders, Including Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy
      Carl L. Faingold and Srinivasan Tupal
    30. Emergent properties of Neuronal Networks
      Carl L. Faingold
    31. Neuronal Network Involvement in Stimulation Therapies for CNS Disorders
      Carl L. Faingold
    32. Neuronal Network Effects of Drug Therapies for CNS Disorders
      Carl L. Faingold
    33. Future Trends in Neuronal Networks - Selective and Combined Targeting of Network Hubs
      Carl L. Faingold and Hal Blumenfeld


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