Unique in its coverage of such an extensive range of methods, Neuroscience Methods: A Guide for Advanced Students provides easy-to-understand descriptions of the many different techniques that are currently being used to study the brain at the molecular and cellular levels. This valuable reference text will help rescue undergraduate and postgraduate students from continuing bewilderment at the methods sections of current neuroscience publications.
Topics covered include in vivo and in vitro preparations, electrophysiological, histochemical, hybridization and genetic techniques, measurement of cellular ion concentrations, methods of drug application, production of antibodies, expression systems, and neural grafting.
Table of Contents
Preface, Contributors, SECTION 1 IN VITRO PREPARATIONS, SECTION 2 ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL TECHNIQUES, SECTION 3 HUMAN ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY, SECTION 4 APPLICATION OF DRUGS, SECTION 5 MEASUREMENT OF ION CONCENTRATIONS, SECTION 6 IN VIVO TECHNIQUES AND PREPARATIONS, SECTION 7 HISTOCHEMICAL TECHNIQUES, SECTION 8 BIOCHEMICAL TECHNIQUES, SECTION 9 PRODUCTION OF ANTIBODIES, SECTION 10 BLOTTING AND HYBRIDIZATION TECHNIQUES, SECTION 11 EXPRESSION SYSTEMS, SECTION 12 GENETIC TECHNIQUES, SECTION 13 NEURAL GRAFTING, Glossary, Index
Rosemary Martin is currently Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience in the Division of Botany and Zoology at the Australian National University. Her research interests include the cellular basis of neuronal cell death as a result of cerebral ischemia. and the biochemical. pl1ysiological and pharmacological cl1aracterizations of platypus venom.