Thalamic Networks for Relay and Modulation

Thalamic Networks for Relay and Modulation

Pergamon Studies in Neuroscience

1st Edition - January 1, 1993

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  • Editors: Diego Minciacchi, Marco Molinari, Giorgio Macchi
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483163505

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Thalamic Networks for Relay and Modulation is the third in a series that springs from an idea of Giorgio Macchi who wished to establish periodical updates on thalamic research by bringing to Italy investigators who would engage in an international sharing of ideas and experiences. It reflects the renewed interest in the modulation of thalamic relay activity by intrinsic and extrinsic sources, while continuing to underscore the essential role of the thalamus as the gatekeeper of the cerebral cortex and of the pathways to perception. The papers that form the substance of this book were presented at a Symposium held at the Catholic University, Rome, Italy, in September 1992, as a Satellite to the 15th Annual Meeting of the European Neuroscience Association. The volume is organized into four parts. Part I is basically concerned with developmental and evolutionary approaches. Part II highlights relay functions of visual, motor, and somatosensory relay nuclei and relay functions of the intralaminar nuclei. Part III deals primarily with the pharmacology of thalamic neurons. Part IV emphasizes the mechanisms that underlie the functional assembly of thalamic cells into collectively acting ensembles, largely revealed in rhythmic oscillations, and on the behavioral manifestations that accompany them.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors



    Part I Evolution and Development

    1 Parallel Pathways and Fiber Size

    2 Intemeurons in the Mammalian Thalamus: A Marker of Species?

    3 Thalamocortical-Corticothalamic Reciprocals and the Evolutionary Origin of Medial Geniculate

    4 The Development of Trigeminothalamic Projections

    5 Disrupting the Establishment of Thalamo-Cortical Circuits: Effects of Prenatal Exposure to Ethanol

    Part II Thalamus as a Relay

    Sensory Systems

    6 Dynamic Gating of Retinal Transmission to the Visual Cortex by the Lateral Geniculate Nucleus

    7 The Temporal Transformation of Retinal Signals in the Lateral Geniculate Nucleus of the Cat: Implications for Cortical Function

    8 Parallel Streams in the Corticogeniculate Pathway: Intrinsic and Extrinsic Projections of Neurons in Layer VI of Striate Cortex

    9 Parallel Somatic Sensory Pathways through the Rat Thalamus

    10 Local Circuit Processing in the Primate Thalamus: Neurotransmitter Mechanisms

    11 Neuron Populations in Sensorimotor Thalamic Space: Connections, Parcellation, and Relation to Corticospinal Projections in the Macaque Monkey

    Motor System

    12 Input-Output Organization of the Ventrolateral Nucleus of the Thalamus in the Cerebello-Thalamo-Cortical System

    13 The Pallidal and Nigral Thalamic Territories and the Problem of the Anterior Part of the Lateral Region in Primates

    14 Anatomical Organization of Internal Neuronal Circuits in the Motor Thalamus

    15 Cortical Projections of Motor Thalamus Intralaminar System

    16 The Intralaminar System Revisited

    17 Laminar Organization of the Cortical Projections to the Intralaminar and Medial Thalamic Nuclei in the Cat

    18 Structural Evidence in Favor of a Relay Function for the Anterior Intralaminar Nuclei

    19 Different Weights of Subcortico-Cortical Projections upon Primary Sensory Areas: the Thalamic Anterior Intralaminar System

    Part III Chemical Identities of Thalamic Neurons

    20 Cell-Specific Expression of a Multifunctional Protein Kinase in Primate Thalamic Relay Neurons

    21 A Neurochemically Distinct Third Channel in the Macaque Lateral Geniculate Nucleus

    22 Compartments in the Ventrobasal Complex of the Monkey Thalamus: Organization, Connectivity, and Response to Chronic Deafferentation

    23 Amino-Acid-Mediated Synaptic Responses in the Ventrobasal Thalamus (VB) In Vivo

    24 Interspecies Comparison of Expression of GABA/Benzodiazepine Receptors and their Subunits in the Motor and Limbic Nuclei of the Thalamus

    25 Effects of the Peptide Cholecystokinin and Its Antagonists on Visually Responsive Thalamic Neurons in Urethane Anesthetized Rats

    26 Thalamus, Neurotrophins and their Receptors

    Part IV Networks for Modulation

    Reticular Nucleus

    27 Specific Distribution of Some "Nonspecific" Afferents upon Individual Thalamic Reticular Nucleus Neurons

    28 Commissural Pathways in the Rat Thalamus: Evidence for a Reticulo-Reticular Connection

    29 Injury Reactions and Axonal Regeneration in the Thalamus of the Adult Rat

    Thalamic Oscillations and Sleep

    30 Cellular Basis and Neurotransmitter Control of Thalamic Oscillation and Sensory Transmission

    31 Intrinsic Low-Frequency Oscillations of Thalamocortical Cells and their Modulation by Synaptic Potentials

    32 Sleep Oscillations in Interacting Thalamocortical Networks

    33 The Thalamus Regulates the Sleep-Wake Cycle and Autonomic and Endocrine Functions

    34 Thalamic Nuclei and Control on Sleep-Related Events

    35 EEG Spectral Analysis in Generalized Primary Epilepsies (Awake, S2 Sleep, Spindles and K-Complexes)

    36 Involvement of Reticular Thalamic Nucleus in Rhythmic Activities Subserving Spike and Waves

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  • No. of pages: 462
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1993
  • Published: January 1, 1993
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483163505

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Diego Minciacchi

Marco Molinari

Giorgio Macchi

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