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Beyond Neurotransmission – Neuromodulation and its Importance for Information Processing - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Beyond Neurotransmission: Neuromodulation and its Importance for Information Processing

Paul Katz


There are many modes of communication that neurons use to transmit information besides what has come to be called neurotransmission. Many of these other types of communication can be classified as neuromodulatory, where instead of conveying excitation or inhibition, the signal from one neuron changes the properties of other neurons or synapses. This form of neuronal communication is often overlooked by systems physiologists, but it is extremely prevalent in the nervous system and needs to be included in any description of how the nervous system processes information. This book provides the fou ... More

Keywords: neurons, neurotransmission, synapses, neuronal communication, nervous system, neuromodulatory effects, neuromodulation, sensory processing, neuromuscular transmission, motor behaviour

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198524243
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524243.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Katz, editor
Georgia State University, Atlanta

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