Preface; 1. Changing concepts on the role of glia Peter Laming; 2. The phylogeny of glial-neuronal relationships and behaviour Betty Roots and Peter Laming; 3. Glial cells in brain development and plasticity Christian Muller; 4. The retina as a model of glial function in the brain Andreas Reichenbach, Serguei N. Skatchkov and Winfried Reichelt; 5. Metabolic trafficking between neurons and glia Stephen R. Robinson, Arne Schousboe, Ralf Dringen, Pierre Magistretti, Jonathan Coles and Leif Hertz; 6. Transmitter receptor and uptake systems in astrocytes and their relation to behaviour Harold K. Kimelberg, Tuula O. Jalonen, Chiye Aoki and Ken McCarthy; 7. Glial regulation of the neuronal microenvironment Eva Sykova, Elisabeth Hansson, Lars Ronnback and Charles Nicholson; 8. Role of periaxonal glia in nerve conduction Joan Abbott; 9. Transplantation of myelin-forming glial cells into the spinal cord: restoration of normal conduction in previously demyelinated axons Jeffery D. Kocsis and Stephen G. Waxman; 10. Contributions of potassium currents and glia to slow potential shifts Uwe Heinemann and Wolfgang Walz; 11. Acid alkaline transients and pH regulation glia Joachim Deitmer; 12. Intra-cranial slow potential shifts and behavioural state Peter Laming, Alister Nichol and John Roughan; 13. Slow brain potentials, sensory processing and cognition Herbert Bauer, Niels Birbaumer and Frank Roesler; 14. Recent evidence from around the brain for structural plasticity of astrocytes in the adult CNS Adrienne Salm, N. Hawrylak, J. B. Bobak, G. I. Hatton and C. Aoki; 15. Astrocytic involvement in learning Kim Ng, Ciaran Regan and Brona O'Dowd; References; Index.