Biology of Perceptual Systems by Edward Carterette (Eds.)

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VI. VII. VIII. DC. X. XI. XII. XIII. XIV. XV. XVI. XVII. XVIII. XIX. Coding Synapses Integration Fields of Sensitivity Convergence and Complex Fields Summation versus Discrimination Physiological Pathways and Anatomic Connections The Problem in Historical Perspective Reflexes Eccles' Explanatory Contribution Back to Anatomy Other Developments The Splintering Field Centrally Determined Sequences Computers as Models of Brains Circuits of Restricted Locality Toward More Identified Cells Constancy of Synaptic Connections Prospect References 39 40 41 41 42 43 43 44 45 46 46 47 49 50 52 52 55 57 59 60 To cover the topic of integration in the nervous system in the space of a few pages, one must stand far back and try to discern the broadest of outlines.

C: Cross section through axon terminal containing mitochondria and synaptic vesicles, and showing the presynaptic membrane, postsynaptic membrane, and the synaptic cleft. neuron, but may make many synaptic contacts with it, up to perhaps hundreds in special cases. The available quantitative information indicates that in many instances one axon contributes an average of about two synapses to a cell; in a special case, one particular type of axon (the climbing fiber) makes more than 250 synaptic contacts with a single Purkinje cell in the cerebellar cortex.

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