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The Physiology of Supraspinal Neurons in Mammals

Handbook of Physiology, The Nervous System, Cellular Biology of Neurons

  1. W. Alden Spencer

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp010126

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Spencer, W. A. 2011. The Physiology of Supraspinal Neurons in Mammals. Comprehensive Physiology. 969–1021.

Author Information

  1. Division of Neurobiology and Behavior, Departments of Physiology and Neurology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, New York

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011


The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Biophysical Properties of Supraspinal Neurons
  • 2
    Dendritic Function in Supraspinal Neurons
    • 2.1
      Nature of Dendritic Responses in Supraspinal Neurons Deduced from Intracellular Recordings
    • 2.2
      Antidromic Invasion of Distal Dendritic Trees
    • 2.3
      Dendritic Responses and Repetitive Firing
    • 2.4
      Function of Dendritic Inputs and Responses
  • 3
    Synaptic Mechanisms in Supraspinal Neurons
    • 3.1
      Postsynaptic Excitation and Inhibition
    • 3.2
      Disfacilitation and Disinhibition
    • 3.3
      Presynaptic Inhibition
    • 3.4
      Correlation of Structure and Function in Supraspinal Synapses
  • 4
    Electrotonic Junctions
  • 5
    Prolonged Transmitter Actions on Supraspinal Neurons by Acetylcholine and Norepinephrine
  • 6
    Potassium Ion Accumulation: Neuron and Glial Cell Responses
  • 7
    Plasticity and Sprouting in Supraspinal Circuits
  • 8
    Search for the Functional Meaning of Supraspinal Circuits
    • 8.1
      Sculpturing Function of Supraspinal Inhibitory Actions and Spatial Frequency Filtering
    • 8.2
      Dynamic Properties of Neuronal Networks
    • 8.3
      Neuronal Populations with Similar Properties: Columns and Colonies
    • 8.4
      Receptive Field Analysis and the Selectivity of Neuron Responses
    • 8.5
      Selectivity of Neuron Responses Associated With Movement
  • 9