[FUN_Mail] New Edition of Guide to Research Techniques in Neuroscience (with some free copies available)

Matthew Carter mc10 at williams.edu
Wed May 11 13:56:10 UTC 2022

Dear NeuroColleagues,

I am happy to introduce the latest, 3rd edition of "Guide to Research Techniques in Neuroscience," published by Academic Press. This book is intended for anyone new to neuroscience research (especially undergraduates or new graduate students) and presents all of the commonly used techniques used in the field, their pros and cons, and what to look for in the literature. There are 200+ color figures, references for learning more about specific techniques, and “walkthroughs” of experiments to bring procedures to life. We hope this book is a handy guide as students learn to read papers and listen to neuroscience presentations. New in this edition are descriptions of imaging fluorescent biosensors in the brain, RNA-Seq, newer forms of fluorescent microscopy (especially light sheet microscopy), investigating protein-protein interactions, opsin-based neuromodulation, and more. 

Table of Contents:
(1) Noninvasive Brain Imaging
(2) Animal Behavior
(3) Stereotaxic Surgeries
(4) Electrophysiology
(5) Microscopy
(6) Visualizing Nervous System Structure
(7) Visualizing and Measuring Neural Dynamics
(8) Manipulating Neural Activity
(9) Identifying Genes and Proteins of Interest
(10) Molecular Cloning and Recombinant DNA Technology
(11) Gene Delivery Strategies
(12) Making and Using Genetically Modified Organisms
(13) Cell Culture Techniques
(14) Intracellular Signaling and Biochemical Assays

The book is available from any online bookstore, and I have a limited number of copies of the book that I would be happy to share! Send me an email and I can send a copy your way (until they run out!). 

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