What is neural plasticity? -- Part I: Neural plasticity in learning and memory -- CREB at the crossroad of activity-dependent regulation of nervous system development and function -- Models of short term synaptic plasticity -- Plasticity in the interoceptive system -- Learning as a functional state of the brain: studies in wild-type and transgenic animals -- Part II: Neural plasticity in early postnatal development -- Bidirectional effects of mother-young contact on the maternal and neonatal brains -- Prenatal stress and neurodevelopmental plasticity: relevance to psychopathology -- Early postnatal development of somastostatinergic systems in brainstem respiratory network -- Part III: Neural plasticity in the respiratory rhythm -- Respiratory rhythm generation: The whole is greater than the sum of the parts -- The onset of the fetal respiratory rhythm: an emergent property triggered by chemosensory drive? -- Neurodevelopmental effects of serotonin on the brainstem respiratory network -- Neural network reconfigurations: The changes of the respiratory network by hypoxia as example -- Part IV: Damage-triggered neural plasticity -- Progenitors in the ependyma of the spinal cord: a potential resource for self-repair after injury -- IKD current in cold transduction and damage-triggered cold hypersensitivity.
A comprehensive overview of the many factors that can influence brain plasticity throughout the lifespan. Addresses perinatal plasticity, functional state plasticity, injury-induced plasticity, and stressor-induced plasticity. Because it looks at so many aspects of the field, this volume will serve as a great resource for students as well as researchers interested in expanding their knowledge. The volume comes out as an integrated view based in the expertise of Ibero American neuroscientists working in the field..