1 On the Basic Architecture of the Septal Region.- 2 Neuronal Networks That Control the Septal Pacemaker System: Synaptic Interconnections Between the Septal Complex, Hippocampus, Supramammillary Area, and Median Raphe.- 3 Cellular Pharmacology at Synapses Within the Septal Complex.- 4 Septal Orchestration of Hippocampal Network Dynamics.- 5 Septal Modulation of Hippocampal Dynamics: What Is the Function of the Theta Rhythm?.- 6 The Medial Septum: Node of the Ascending Brainstem Hippocampal Synchronizing Pathways.- 7 Transsynaptic Mechanisms Controlling Cholinergic Neuronal Activation in the Septohippocampal and nBM-Cortical Pathways: Differential Roles in Memory and Attentional Processes?.- 8 The Septal Region and Social behavior.- 9 The Septum and Anxiety.- 10 The Septal Complex as Seen Through the Context of Fear.- 11 The Septohippocampal System and Path Integration.- 12 Septal Modulation of the Working Memory for Voluntary behavior.- 13 The Medial Septum and WorkingJEpisodic Memory.- 14 Septal Lesions as a Model for Evaluating Potential Cognition Enhancers.- 15 Human Memory Dysfunctions Due to Septal Lesions.
A review of our understanding of this area of the brain, showing how it fits into the general picture of those areas concerned with modulating mammalian behavior. The chapters, all written by leading figures in behavioral neuroscience, discuss the anatomy, neurochemistry, physiology, and behavioral relations in the septal area. Due to the great deal of current research shown in the related areas of hippocampus and the amygdala, this book will be of great interest to all those who research the hippocampus and the amygdala in addition to the septum itself.
The septal area of the brain is part of the limbic system (that part of the brain concerned with emotion) and has a role in a number of important processes such as memory, cognition, and movement. It shares some similarity with the hippocampus, yet it remains a distinct area with unique properties. This book reviews our understanding of this area and shows how it fits into the general picture of those areas of the brain concerned with modulating mammalian behavior. The chapters, written by leading figures in behavioral neuroscience, review the anatomy, neurochemistry, physiology, and behavioral relations in the septal area.