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Prefrontal Cortex : From Synaptic Plasticity to Cognition - Satoru Otani

Prefrontal Cortex

From Synaptic Plasticity to Cognition

By: Satoru Otani (Editor)

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This volume, Prefrontal Cortex: from Synaptic Plasticity to Cognition, is an interdisciplinary approach to characterize the function of the anterior portion of the frontal lobe in rodents and human and non-human primates. The specific topics discussed in the chapters of this volume are purposefully diverse: they range from membrane properties of prefrontal neurons to cognitive psychology. Nevertheless, this volume must not be regarded as a mere collection of writings with the different sub-themes. As you will see, chapters often vigorously encompass domains of the prefrontal field in effort to provide a big picture. That is actually what we attempted to do in this volume. On one hand, we have accumulated knowledge on the properties of neurons and synapses in the prefrontal cortex as well as the actions of critical neuromodulators such as dopamine. On the other hand, behavioral and cognitive neurosciences have begun to reveal the fascinating role of the prefrontal cortex in such mental processes as working memory, attention switching and rule following, and long-term memory. Needless to say, our ultimate goal as neurobiologists is to know what relationship there is between these cellular and cognitive processes. This volume is meant to serve as a comprehensive introduction towards that goal. Readers will be informed, for example, of how plasticity of prefrontal neurons is regulated, how it is involved in certain cognitive processes in rodents, and how the rodent models can apply to the primates.

Contributors
Preface
In Memoriam
Organization and Plasticity of the Prefrontal Cortex of the Rat
Working Memory in Prefrontal Cortex and its Neuromodulation
Dopamine Modulation of Prefrontal Cortical Neural Ensembles and Synaptic Plasticity: Potential Involvement in Schizophrenia
Induction Properties of Synaptic Plasticity in Rat Prefrontal Neurons
Up and Down Regulation of Synaptic Strength at Hippocampal to Prefrontal Cortex Synapses
Changes of Neuronal Activity in the Prefrontal Cortex Related to the Expression and Extinction of Conditioned Fear Responses
Stress and Prefrontal Cortical Dysfunction in the Rat
Strategy Switching and Rat Prefrontal Cortex
Information Processing in the Primate Prefrontal Cortex
The Role of Dopamine in Cognition: Insights from Neuropsychological Studies in Humans and Non-human Primates
The Role of Human Prefrontal Cortex in Motivated Perception and Behavior: A Macroscopic Perspective
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation of the Prefrontal Cortex: A Complementary Approach to Investigate Human Long-Term Memory
Functional Neuroimaging and the Prefrontal Cortex: Organization by Stimulus Domain?
Index
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ISBN: 9781402077661
ISBN-10: 1402077661
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 323
Published: 1st March 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.45