Handbook of Brain Microcircuits

Handbook of Brain Microcircuits

Gordon M Shepherd and Sten Grillner

Print publication date: Dec 2017

ISBN: 9780190636111

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Handbook of Brain Microcircuits comprehensively illustrates how the concept of microcircuits is emerging as one of the major organizing principles of the nervous system. A major challenge in neuroscience is to synthesize multidisciplinary data to give insight into brain function. The organization of neurons into microcircuits has emerged as a main theme to accomplish this. The wiring diagrams for these microcircuits are increasingly serving as canonical representations that enhance understanding of the basic functional organization of a region, focus experimental and theoretical tests of its functional properties, and facilitate comparisons with other regions.

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