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Glial Cells : Their Role in Behaviour - Peter R. Laming

Glial Cells

Their Role in Behaviour

By: Peter R. Laming (Editor), Eva Sykova (Editor), Andreas Reichenbach (Editor), Glenn I. Hatton (Editor), Herbert Bauer (Editor)

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In mammals the glial (or glue) cells contribute some fifty percent of the volume of the brain. In contrast to the traditional view that they have a purely physically supportive role, research in the past three decades has shown that glia interact morphologically, biochemically, and physiologically with neurons during changes in behavior. The evidence suggests that glia may modulate neuronal activity and thereby influence behavior. This is the first book that describes and discusses these neuronal-glial interactions in relation to behavior. A distinguished set of authors addresses these interactions from a number of viewpoints.

' ... a very useful book for a neurobiologist's library'. Bernhard H. J. Juurlink, TINS 'This is a challenging, but overall, very good book.' Brain

Preface
Changing concepts on the role of glia Peter Laming
The phylogeny of glial-neuronal relationships and behaviour Betty Roots and Peter Laming
Glial cells in brain development and plasticity Christian Muller
The retina as a model of glial function in the brain Andreas Reichenbach
Metabolic trafficking between neurons and glia Stephen
Transmitter receptor and uptake systems in astrocytes and their relation to behaviour
Glial regulation of the neuronal microenvironment
Role of periaxonal glia in nerve conduction
Transplantation of myelin-forming glial cells into the spinal cord: restoration of normal conduction in previously demyelinated axons
Contributions of potassium currents and glia to slow potential shifts
Acid alkaline transients and pH regulation glia
Intra-cranial slow potential shifts and behavioural state
Slow brain potentials, sensory processing and cognition
Recent evidence from around the brain for structural plasticity of astrocytes in the adult CNS
Astrocytic involvement in learning
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521573689
ISBN-10: 0521573688
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 440
Published: 28th June 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 1.18