Aspects of Pathogenesis  - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780126093025, 9780323156721

Aspects of Pathogenesis

1st Edition

Editors: Gilbert Gottfried
eBook ISBN: 9780323156721
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1974
Page Count: 304
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Studies on the Development of Behavior and the Nervous System, Volume 2: Aspects of Neurogenesis describes the establishment of the connections between and within different parts of the nervous system. This book is organized into three sections encompassing eight chapters that specifically tackle the synaptogenesis, fetal function, and metamorphosis of the brain. The first four chapters of this book deal with a microscopic study of synapse formation, the specificity of interneuronal connections, and the development of excitatory and inhibitory synapses, especially in relation to early behavior. The following chapters examine the electrophysiological functioning of intact, living fetuses at macroscopic level. The concluding chapters look into the important events happening in the nervous system during metamorphosis and birth. These chapters also discuss the critical role of hormones and biochemical factors during these stages. This book is of great value to neurologists, developmental biologists, and researchers.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors Preface Dedication to G. E. Coghill (1872-1941) Section 1 Synaptogenesis and the Problem of Neuronal Specificity: Structural and Functional Aspects Introduction Development of the Cerebral Neocortex of the Rat I. Introduction II. Histogenesis of the Cerebral Cortex III. Growth of Dendrites IV. Growth of Axons V. Synaptogenesis VI. Summary References Tissue Culture Models of Developing Brain Functions I. Introduction II. Synaptogenesis in Embryonic CNS Cultures III. Development of Complex Organotypic Bioelectric Activities in Long-Term CNS Cultures IV. Spontaneous Patterned Discharges in CNS Explants as Model of Embryonic Motility V. Role of Inhibitory Systems in Masking Early "Behavioral Repertoire" of CNS Cultures and Embryos VI. Plasticity in Stereotyped "Self-Organizing" CNS Explants VII. Outlook References Problems of Neuronal Specificity in the Development of Some Behavioral Patterns in Amphibia I. Introduction II. Corneal Specificity III. Cutaneous Local Sign Specificity IV. Myotypic Specificity V. Summary and Conclusions References A Plentitude of Neurons I. Introduction II. Two Modes of Neuronal Ontogeny III. Constructive and Destructive Forms of Neuronal Plasticity IV. Neuronal Evolution in Relation to Ontogeny V. The Functions of Experience VI. Neuronal Modification by Selective Depletion VII. Nativism and Empiricism in the Light of the Theory of Neuronal Plenitude VIII. Summary References Section 2 Fetal Brain Function: Sensory and Motor Aspects Introduction Early Epigenesis of Recipient Functions in the Neocortex I. Int


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