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Cortical Oscillations in Health and Disease

Roger Traub, MD and Miles Whittington, PhD


This book reviews a number of clinical neuropsychiatric conditions in which brain oscillations play an essential role. It discusses how the intrinsic properties of neurons, and the interactions between neurons – mediated by both chemical synapses and by gap junctions – can lead to oscillations in populations of cells. The discussion is based largely on data derived from in vitro systems (hippocampus, cerebral and cerebellar cortex) and from network modeling. Finally, the book considers how brain oscillations can provide insight into normal brain function as well as pathophysiology.

Keywords: epilepsy, schizophrenia, ataxia, Parkinson's disease, brain oscillations, neuronal networks, 40 Hz rhythm, gamma oscillations, inhibition-based rhythms, gap junctions, beta oscillations, very fast oscillations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195342796
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342796.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roger Traub, MD, author
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Miles Whittington, PhD, author
ION, The Medical School, Newcastle University

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