Synaptic and Neuronal Networks - Differences
Professor William Kristan explains that synaptic networks differ from neuronal networks in that they are relevant to HOW cells interact.
Well, a synaptic network is different from neuronal because itâ€™s more specific. So itâ€™s telling you not only who the cells are, who are the players, but also how they interact. So itâ€™s sort of like knowing, not just who is in the play, but also what they are saying to one another and how they interact with one another. So, the activity, the behavior, the function of a neuronal network is largely in the synapses - the nature of them, the strength of them, and the signs of them.
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Professor William Kristan explains that synaptic networks are a connection of cells, all of which perform the same function (e.g. inhibition, modulation).
Professor William Kristan describes difficulties in building excitatory and inhibitory networks, which can either run out of control or remain inactive.
Professor William Kristan describes techniques for studying connectivity patterns in neurons and how they affect motor behavior.
Professor Karim Nader explains that consolidation is a theory of memory that attributes memory formation to changes in synaptic strength and efficiency.
Professor Eric Kandel discusses changes in synapse structure during long-term memory. Research indicates these changes are synapse-specific and not neuron-wide.
Professor Tom O'Dell discusses synaptic plasticity - the strengthening and weakening of synaptic connections between neurons.
Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a very common neurotransmitter in the Central Nervous System, whose primary function is to inhibit the transmission of a signal through a neuron.
Unlike other organs, the brain has evolved to adapt to the environment. This unique ability is driven by communication between many billions of neurons.
Cognitive information is encoded in patterns of nervous activity and decoded by molecular listening devices at the synapse. Professor Seth Grant explains how different patterns of neural firing are critical to cognition.
It is increasingly clear that the nonneuronal brain cells called glia are intricately involved in the neuronal crosstalk at synapses.