Neuroscience 6e Chapter 23 Outline

Construction of Neural Circuits

Overview

Neuronal Polarization: The First Step in Neural Circuit Formation

The Axon Growth Cone

BOX 23A Choosing Sides: Axon Guidance at the Optic Chiasm

The Molecular Basis of Growth Cone Motility

Non-Diffusible Signals for Axon Guidance

CLINICAL APPLICATIONS: Axon Guidance Disorders

Chemoattraction and Chemorepulsion

Directed Dendritic Growth: Ensuring Polarity

Dendritic Tiling: Defining Synaptic Space

Formation of Topographic Maps

Selective Synapse Formation

Regulation of Neuronal Connections by Trophic Interactions

Competitive Interactions and the Formation of Neuronal Connections

BOX 23B Why Do Neurons Have Dendrites?

The Molecular Basis of Trophic Interactions

Neurotrophin Signaling