Guide to Research Techniques in Neuroscience

Guide to Research Techniques in Neuroscience

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Neuroscience is by definition a multidisciplinary field: some scientists study genes and proteins at the molecular level while others study neural circuitry. A single topic such as the auditory system can be studied using techniques from genetics, imaging, biochemistry, or electrophysiology. A young scientist must learn how to read the primary literature and then develop their own experiments. This book offers that scientist an overview of mainstream research techniques, provides guidelines on how to choose one technique over another, offers tips on analyzing data, and provides a list of references for additional detailed study. This book can also assist an experienced scientist understand published studies conducted outside their own subfield.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 213.36 x 274.32 x 22.86mm | 907.18g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 0123748496
  • 9780123748492
  • 946,905

Table of contents

Foreword: Professor William Newsome, Stanford University
Whole Brain Imaging
Stereotaxic Surgeries and Pharmacology
Behavioral Assays
Electrophysiology
Microscopy
Histology
Visualizing Neural Activity
Identifying Genes and Proteins of Interest
Molecular Cloning and Recombinant DNA Technology
Manipulating Genes and Genomes
Cell Culture and Gene Delivery Strategies
Intracellular Signaling
Index
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About Matt Carter

Matt Carter, PhD, is currently Assistant Professor of Biology at Williams College. His previous position was as a post-doctoral fellow in Richard Palmiter's lab at the University of Washington using optogenetic techniques to study neural circuitry. He has authored the first edition of this book (Elsevier, 2009) as well as Designing Science Presentations: A Visual Guide to Figures, Papers, Slides, Posters, and More (Elsevier, 2012). He was the awardee of Stanford University's Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching, and two-time recipient of the Stanford School of Medicine's Excellence in Teaching Award. He currently teaches courses at Williams in both Topics in Neuroscience as well as Neural Systems and Circuits. Former: carterme@u.washington.edu Jennifer C. Shieh, PhD, is currently Program Director and SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) Coordinator at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the NIH. She co-authored the first edition of this book (Elsevier, 2009), and was awarded the Hans-Lukas Teuber Award for Outstanding Research and Academics in Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and the MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences Award for Outstanding Scholarship and BCS Contributions.
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