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Synaptic Mechanisms in the Auditory System

Trussell, Laurence O., Fay, Richard R., Popper, Arthur (Eds.)

2012, XIV, 234 p.

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  • Provides a basic reference for students, clinicians, and researchers on how synapses in the auditory system function to encode acoustic signals
  • Addresses how cells dynamically communicate at the microcircuit level
  • Brings together classical cell physiology, modern tools for analysis, and the problems of auditory coding into a single contemporary resource

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Content Level » Research

Related subjects » Neuroscience - Otorhinolaryngology

Table of 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.

 

 

 

 

 

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