Hippocampal Microcircuits: A Computational Modeler's Resource Book

Hippocampal Microcircuits: A Computational Modeler's Resource Book
Bruce Graham (Editor), Vassilis Cutsuridis (Editor), Stuart Cobb (Editor), Imre Vida (Editor)
This book overviews the current state of the field of hippocampal biology and describes approaches for investigating hippocampal microcircuits, with contributions from neuroscientists from around the world. Much of the data are summarized in tabular or pictorial form. The book will be useful to anyone developing micro-circuit-level computational models of the hippocampus. Part I describes properties of various cell types found in the hippocampus as well as their connecting patterns and the characteristics of the different synapses. Some specific topics examined include glutamatergic neurotransmission in the hippocampus, and synaptic plasticity at hippocampal synapses. Part II presents models of hippocampal microcircuits, from single-cell to large-scale networks. Network models of rhythm generation, spatial navigation, and associative memory are discussed. The art program features color images and illustrations. Cutsuridis is affiliated with the University of Stirling, Scotland.