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 using electrophysiology and high-resolution optics. A single topic can be studied using techniques from genetics, imaging, biochemistry, or electrophysiology. Therefore, it can be daunting for young scientists or anyone new to neuroscience to learn how to read the primary literature and develop their own experiments.

This volume addresses that gap, gathering multidisciplinary knowledge and providing tools for understanding the neuroscience techniques that are essential to the field, and allowing the reader to design experiments in a variety of neuroscience disciplines.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 418 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 20.32mm | 660g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0128005114
  • 9780128005118
  • 1,391,453

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Whole Brain Imaging
Chapter 2: Animal Behavior
Chapter 3: Stereotaxic Surgeries and In vivo techniques
Chapter 4: Electrophysiology
Chapter 5: Microscopy
Chapter 6: Visualizing Nervous System Structure
Chapter 7: Visualizing Nervous System Function
Chapter 8: Manipulating Neural Activity
Chapter 9: Identifying Genes and Proteins of Interest
Chapter 10: Molecular Cloning and Recombinant DNA Technology
Chapter 11: Gene Delivery Strategies
Chapter 12: Making and using transgenic organisms
Chapter 13: Manipulating endogenous genes
Chapter 14: Cell culture techniques
Chapter 15: Biochemical assays and intracellular signaling
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" excellent introduction to nearly every technique commonly used in invaluable tool for students and instructors alike." -- Doody's
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" excellent introduction to nearly every technique commonly used in invaluable tool for students and instructors alike." --Doody's
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About Jennifer C. Shieh

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. 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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