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The Primate Nervous System, Part 2

Series: Handbook of Chemical Neuroanatomy Volume: 2

Edited By: FE Bloom, A Bjorklund and T Hokfelt

433 pages, Figs, tabs


Hardback | Sep 1998 | #84541 | ISBN: 0444829121
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The second in the planned coverage of the neurochemical circuitry of the primate central nervous system. Covers the primate thalamus with equal emphasis on new world, old world, pro-simian and human anatomic details and their differences. Also undertakes a similarly comprehensive examination of one of the most intensively studied regions of the primate brain, namely the primate visual cortex. Part I (1997) also available.


I. The Thalamus of Primates (E.G. Jones). 1. Introduction. Basic subdivisions of the thalamus. 3. Nuclear parcellation of the thalamus in respresentative primates. 4. Histochemistry of the monkey and human thalamus. 5. The cell types of the primate thalamus. 6. Chemical identities of relay neurons. 7. Basic circuitry of the primate thalamus. 8. Neurotransmitters and their receptors in the thalamus. 9. Regional projections of the thalamus. 10. Thalamic nuclei as components of defined functional systems. 11. Summary. 12. Acknowledgments. Abbreviations. 14. References. II. Visual Cortex (J.H. Morrison, P.R. Hof and G.W. Huntley). 1. Introduction. 2. General organization of primate visual cortex. 3. Neurotransmitter links to cortical circuits: overview. 4. Excitatory circuits. 5. Inhibitory circuits: GABAergic interneurons. 6. Monoaminergic and cholinergic innervation of primate visual cortex. 7. Activity-dependent plasticity of neurotransmitters, receptors and other neurochemicals in adult monkey area V1. 8. Chemoarchitectonics: chemical markers of regional heterogeneity. 9. Relationships between neurochemical phenotype, connectivity and human neuropathology: the visual cortex in Alzheimer's disease. 10. Acknowledgments. 11. References. 12. Abbreviations. Subject Index.

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Floyd Bloom was the editor of Science magazine, now Brain Research.

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