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Dendritic Spines$
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Rafael Yuste

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780262013505

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262013505.001.0001

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(p.72) (p.73) 5 Development
Dendritic Spines

Rafael Yuste

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The development of spines in two types of neurons: cerebellar Purkinje cells, and cortical pyramidal neurons, are described. The chapter asserts that some of the features of spinogenesis may be intrinsic to the neuron and some could be extrinsic and activity-reliant. It also points out that Purkinje cells exemplify the two aspects of spine development: the extrinsic, “plastic,” and activity-reliant; and the intrinsic, “hardwired” plan.

Keywords:   spines, Purkinje cells, pyramidal neurons, spinogenesis

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