Cytoskeletal involvement in neuronal learning: a review

Judith Dayhoff, Stuart Hameroff, Rafael Lahoz-Beltra, Charles E. Swenberg

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This paper introduces the ideas of neural networks in the context of currently recognized cellular structures within neurons. Neural network models and paradigms require adaptation of synapses for learning to occur in the network. Some models of learning paradigms require information to move from axon to dendrite. This motivated us to examine the possibility of intracellular signaling to mediate such signals. The cytoskeleton forms a substrate for intracellular signaling via material transport and other putative mechanisms. Furthermore, many experimental results suggest a link between the cytoskeleton and cognitive processing. In this paper we review research on intracellular signaling in the context of neural network learning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-93
Number of pages15
JournalEuropean Biophysics Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • Cytoskeleton
  • Neural network
  • Synaptic adaptation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics


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