Proceedings in Life Sciences

Lesion-Induced Neuronal Plasticity in Sensorimotor Systems

Editors: Flohr, Hans, Precht, W. (Eds.)

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Sensorimotor systems are not rigidly wired predetermined networks but rather highly plastic structures that learn and modify their entire performance in response to changes in external or internal conditions. Lesions or distortions of the system's input, which initially cause a functional disorganization, induce an active reorganization which often leads to a recovery of function. Examples of lesion-induced neural plasticity have been known for some hundred years; however, an awareness of their value as research tools is relatively new. This current interest is a consequence of rapid­ ly changing ideas concerning the nature of CNS organization. Out of these, concepts are emerging which describe neural nets as modifiable, highly dynamic, self-organizing structures. This trend is clearly reflected in this volume, which contains the proceedings of a symposium held in Bremen in July 1980 as a satellite meeting of the XXVIIIth International Congress of Physiological Sciences. The first part of this conference was devoted to some gen­ eral aspects of plasticity, discussing the current theories of functional recovery as well as morphological, neurochemical, physiological, molecular, and ontogenetic aspects. The second part dealt with lesion­ induced plasticity in specific sensorimotor systems of the spinal cord, brain stem, and cerebral cortex.

Table of contents (33 chapters)

Table of contents (33 chapters)
  • The Significance of Neuronal Cell Death During the Development of the Nervous System

    Pages 3-12

    Rager, G.

  • The Critical Afferent Theory: A Mechanism to Account for Septohippocampal Development and Plasticity

    Pages 13-26

    Cotman, C. W. (et al.)

  • The Regulation of Sprouting in the Adult Hippocampus: Some Insights from Developmental Studies

    Pages 27-37

    Gall, C. (et al.)

  • Formation and Regression of Synaptic Contacts in the Adult Muscle

    Pages 38-50

    Wernig, A. (et al.)

  • Morphological and Physiological Effects of Axotomy on Cat Abducens Motoneurons

    Pages 51-63

    Baker, R. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lesion-Induced Neuronal Plasticity in Sensorimotor Systems
Editors
  • Hans Flohr
  • W. Precht
Series Title
Proceedings in Life Sciences
Copyright
1981
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-68074-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-68074-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-68076-2
Series ISSN
0172-6625
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 404
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