History of the Synapse

History of the Synapse

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The History of the Synapse provides a history of those discoveries concerning the identification and function of synapses that provide the foundations for research during this new century with a personal view of the process by which new concepts have developed. Previously published as essays, the chapters in this book provide a history of various aspects of synaptic function, beginning with the evolution over two and a half thousand years and how progress was made in the establishment of a conceptual structure that would allow the synapse to be identified at the beginning of the 20th century. Numerous illustrations explain either the technical approach or the experimental finding.(D) Electron micrograph of a section of an area of complex axonal entanglement from the neuropile of the earthworm. ... A diagram is shown of a nerve-muscle junction, with several features described after Robertsona#39;s (1956) electron micrographs of the junction. ... This is indicated formally by labelling certain a#39; critical spotsa#39; on the surface of both. ... 2.6C(a)): The results conform well with the postulate of a single depolarizing agent ... it is concluded that most and possibly all of theanbsp;...

Title:History of the Synapse
Author:Max R. Bennett
Publisher:CRC Press - 2001-10-11


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