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Micro-, Meso- and Macro-Connectomics of the Brain (Hardcover)

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This book has brought together leading investigators who work in the new arena of brain connectomics. This includes ‘macro-connectome’ efforts to comprehensively chart long-distance pathways and functional networks; ‘micro-connectome’ efforts to identify every neuron, axon, dendrite, synapse, and glial process within restricted brain regions; and ‘meso-connectome’ efforts to systematically map both local and long-distance connections using anatomical tracers. This book highlights cutting-edge methods that can accelerate progress in elucidating static ‘hard-wired’ circuits of the brain as well as dynamic interactions that are vital for brain function. The power of connectomic approaches in characterizing abnormal circuits in the many brain disorders that afflict humankind is considered. Experts in computational neuroscience and network theory provide perspectives needed for synthesizing across different scales in space and time. Altogether, this book provides an integrated view of the challenges and opportunities in deciphering brain circuits in health and disease.
Number of Pages: 166.0
Genre: Medical
Sub-Genre: Neurology, Neuroscience
Series Title: Research and Perspectives in Neurosciences
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Language: English
Street Date: March 22, 2016
TCIN: 51197245
UPC: 9783319277769
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-5953

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