This is the third volume in a series of books devoted to the mechanisms and functional significance of two forms of synaptic plasticity, Long-Term Potentiation (LTP) and Long-Term Depression (LTD), which are widely assumed to play critical roles in information processing and storage in the brain. Long-Term Potentiation offers the most recent hypotheses concerning the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying LTP and LTD, discusses the functional significance of LTP and LTD in neuronal networks, and reviews several examples of network simulations incorporating LTP- and LTD-like rules of synaptic modification.
The book is organized into several sections covering different aspects of the field ranging from molecular and cellular processes to network models. The often deliberately controversial contributions are from the leading laboratories in the field and reflect contemporary multidisciplinary approaches.
About the Editors
Michel Baudry is Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Southern California.
Joel L. Davis is Program Officer, Cognitive, Neural, and Biomolecular Science and Technology Division, Office of Naval Research.
"This up-to-date addition to the series on Long-Term Potentiation makes theseries the definitive work in the field. The latest volume covers theentire spectrum of investigation on this crucial phenomenon, from moleculesto models, and is certain to play a major role in setting the futuredirection of the field."
—Bruce L. McNaughton, Professor, Psychology and Physiology,University of Arizona