The dendritic spine story: an intriguing process of discovery

@inproceedings{DeFelipe2015TheDS,
  title={The dendritic spine story: an intriguing process of discovery},
  author={Javier DeFelipe},
  booktitle={Front. Neuroanat.},
  year={2015}
}
Dendritic spines are key components of a variety of microcircuits and they represent the majority of postsynaptic targets of glutamatergic axon terminals in the brain. The present article will focus on the discovery of dendritic spines, which was possible thanks to the application of the Golgi technique to the study of the nervous system, and will also explore the early interpretation of these elements. This discovery represents an interesting chapter in the history of neuroscience as it shows… CONTINUE READING
Related Discussions
This paper has been referenced on Twitter 22 times. VIEW TWEETS

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 15 extracted citations

Dendritic Spines as Tunable Regulators of Synaptic Signals

Front. Psychiatry • 2016
View 9 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Dendritic spines: Morphological building blocks of memory.

Neurobiology of learning and memory • 2017
View 1 Excerpt

Mechanisms regulating dendritic arbor patterning

Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences • 2017
View 1 Excerpt

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 69 references

Neuronismo o Reticularismo? Las Pruebas Objetivas de la Unidad Anatómica de las Células Nerviosas

S. R. Cajal
Arch. Neurobiol. 13, 217–291. • 1933
View 8 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Recuerdos de mi Vida: Historia de mi Labor Científica

S. R. Cajal
Madrid: Imprenta y Librería de Nicolás Moya. • 1917
View 4 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Estructura de los centros nerviosos de las aves

S. R. Cajal
Rev. Trim. Histol. Norm. Patol. 1, 1–10. • 1888
View 3 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

El Jardín de la Neurología: Sobre lo Bello, el Arte y el Cerebro

J. DeFelipe
Madrid: Boletín Oficial del Estado y Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas. • 2014
View 2 Excerpts

Cajal’s Butterflies of the Soul: Science and Art

J. DeFelipe
New York: Oxford University Press. • 2010

Gender differences in human cortical synaptic density.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America • 2008
View 1 Excerpt

Brain plasticity and mental processes: Cajal again

Nature Reviews Neuroscience • 2006
View 2 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…