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Author Schmidt, John T., author.

Title Self-organizing neural maps : the retinotectal map and mechanisms of neural development : from retina to tectum / John T. Schmidt
Published London ; San Diego, CA : Academic Press, [2020]


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 453 pages) : illustrations
Contents 1. Overview and Basics of the Retinotectal Projection 2. Early Work Supports, but Also Contradicts, Rigid Chemoaffinity 3. The search for chemoaffinity molecules -- verification of molecular gradients 4. Plasticity after surgical ablations shows the limits of chemoaffinity 5. Natural Plasticity -- Analysis of the effects of divergent retinal and tectal growth on the projection 6. Specification and developmental genetics of Eph/ephrin gradients 7. Growth of retinal axons along the visual pathway 8. Genetic Analysis of the molecular gradients defining map formation 9. Activity mechanisms shape central retinal projections 10. Activity: Molecular signaling to growth mechanisms
Summary Self-organizing Neural Maps: From Retina to Tectum describes the underlying processes that determine how retinal fibers self-organize into an orderly visual map. The formation of neural maps is a fundamental organizing concept in neurodevelopment that can shed light on developmental mechanisms and the functions of genes elsewhere. The book presents a summary of research in the retinotectal field with an ultimate goal of synthesizing how underlying mechanisms in neural development harmoniously come together to create life. A broad spectrum of neuroscientists and biomedical scientists with differing backgrounds and varied expertise will find this book useful
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 03, 2020)
Subject Neurology.
Neural networks (Neurobiology)
Nerve Net -- growth & development
Tectum Mesencephali -- physiology
Retina -- physiology
Neural networks (Neurobiology)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780128185803