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Guide to Research Techniques in Neuroscience


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An up-to-date neuroscience techniques book based on the first-hand experience of former Stanford University graduate students

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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

About the Author

Matt Carter is Associate Professor of Biology at Williams College where he teaches courses in neuroscience and physiology. His research focuses on how the brain regulates food intake and sleep. In addition to publishing articles and presenting talks on his research, he also enjoys giving workshops on scientific presentation design. He is a recipient of the Walter Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching from Stanford University and the Nelson Bushnell Prize for Teaching and Writing at Williams College. He lives in Williamstown with his wife and three children. 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.


"...an excellent introduction to nearly every technique commonly used in neuroscience...an invaluable tool for students and instructors alike." --Doody's

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