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Title Synaptic mechanisms in the auditory system / Laurence O. Trussell, Arthur N. Popper, Richard R. Fay, editors
Published New York, NY : Springer, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 231 pages)
Series Springer handbook of auditory research, 0947-2657 ; 41
Springer handbook of auditory research ; 41
Contents Introduction and overview -- Neuronal response properties and voltage-gated ion channels -- The hair cell synapse -- The endbulbs of Held.-¡ The calyces of Held -- Synaptic coincidence detection -- Synaptic inhibition in the auditory system -- Modulatory mechanisms for controlling auditory processing -- Long-term plasticity in the auditory system. ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡
Summary Synaptic mechanisms are the groundwork for all auditory processing. Understanding them requires knowledge of the microphysiology of synapses, cellular biophysics, and¡ receptor pharmacology, as well as an appreciation for what unique jobs auditory synapses must carry out.¡ Synaptic Mechanisms in the Auditory System provides a basic reference for students, clinicians, and researchers on how synapses in the auditory system function to encode acoustic signals. Sound and Synapse - Laurence O. Trussell Neuronal Response Properties and Voltage-gated Ion Channels in the Auditory System - Nace L. Golding The Hair Cell Synapse - Teresa Nicolson The Endbulbs of Held - Paul B. Manis, Ruili Xie, Yong Wang, Glen S. Marrs, and George A. Spirou The Calyces of Held - J.G.G. Borst and S.I. Rusu Synaptic Mechanisms of Coincidence Detection - Katrina M. MacLeod and Catherine E. Carr Inhibitory Neurons in the Auditory Brainstem - Laurence O. Trussell Modulatory Mechanisms Controlling Auditory Processing - Raju Metherate Mechanisms of Memory and Learning in the Auditory System - Thanos Tzounopoulos and Ricardo M. Leão About the Editors: Laurence O. Trussell is Professor in the Oregon Hearing Research Center and Vollum¡ Institute at the Oregon Health & Science University. Arthur N. Popper is a Professor in the Department of Biology and Co-Director of the Center for Comparative and Evolutionary Biology of Hearing at the University of Maryland, College Park. Richard R. Fay is Professor Emeritus in the¡Department of Psychology¡at Loyola University Chicago. About the Series:¡¡ The Springer Handbook of Auditory Research presents a series of synthetic reviews of fundamental topics dealing with auditory systems. Each volume is independent and authoritative; taken as a set, this series is the definitive resource in the field. ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡
Analysis Life sciences
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Auditory pathways.
Neural transmission.
Hearing -- physiology.
Synaptic Transmission.
Form Electronic book
Author Trussell, Laurence Owen.
Popper, Arthur N.
Fay, Richard R.
LC no. 2011935541
ISBN 9781441995179 (electronic bk.)
144199517X (electronic bk.)