This book deals with molecular neurobiology based on neurochemical approaches and focuses on neural plasticity studied by neurophysiological methods. It offers discussions on prospects of neuroscience from the respective stances of the participants.
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Preface Editorial Note PERSPECTIVES IN NEUROSCIENCE Strategy and Some Prospects in Neuroscience J.C. Eccles MOLECULAR NEUROBIOLOGY The Acetylcholine Receptor: Functional Organization and Evolution during Synapse Formation J.-P. Changeux, A. Devillers-ThiÃ©ry, JÃ©rÃ´me Giraudat, M. Dennis, T. Heidmann, F. Revah, C. Mulle, O. Heidmann, A. Klarsfeld, B. Fontaine, R. Laufer, H.-O. NghiÃªm, E. Kordeli and J. Cartaud Nerve Growth Factor: Its Role in Neuronal Growth and Maintenance E.M. Shooter, M.J. Radeke, T.P. Misko and S.C. Feinstein Molecular Genetic Analysis of the Myelin Deficient Mutant Animals K. Mikoshiba, H. Okano, M. Miura, K. Ikenaka, Y. Tsukada and Y. Inoue NEURAL GROWTH Developmental Switching of Genes and Genesis of the Vertebrate CNS S. Fujita Early Cell Commitment and Environmental Factors in the Development of Peripheral Nervous System in Birds N.M. Le Douarin and Z.G. Xue Expression of the Gene Coding for Lens-Specific Crystallins in the Nervous Tissues T.S. Okada NEURAL PLASTICITY Synaptic Plasticity in the Cerebellar Cortex as a Memory Process for Motor Learning M. Ito Quantal Analysis of Potentiation of Synaptic Transmission in the Hippocampus C. Yamamoto, M. Higashima and S. Sawada Protein Phosphorylation, a Biochemical Approach to Neuronal Plasticity U. Kikkawa, K. Ogita and Y. Nishizuka Enhancement of Central Synaptic Efficacy by Prolonged Disuse of the Synapse M. Kuno OPINIONS ON STRATEGY AND PROSPECTS IN NEUROSCIENCE Some Thoughts on Regeneration E.M. Shooter Comment on the Relationship between Clinical Research and Neuroscience, and on a Strange Compound in Immature Brains Y. Kakimoto Are There ''Gnostic Units'' in the Association Cortex? H. Sakata Isolated Preparations of Newborn Rat Central Nervous System M. Otsuka Neurochemical Strategies to Elucidate the Mechanism of Learning and Memory: Comment Y. Tsukada A Comment on Development and Differentiation of the Brain H. Yoshida One Opinion in Regard to the Promotion of Neuroscience Y. Sano State- and Tissue-Dependence of Neuronal Function M. Kuno Neuroscience in the Study on Brain Aging and Dementia M. Tomonaga Learning about Learning N. Saito Sleep as an Advanced Cerebral Function S. InouÃ© Identification of Specific Substances in Neural Development K. Obata Regeneration of the Cerebellofugal Projection in Kittens S. Kawaguchi Brain Slice Preparations in Neuroscience --- Comments on the Presentation by Professor Masanori Otsuka C. Yamamoto Subject Index Author Index