Monthly Archives: May 2008

[VIDEO] Interview with Eric R. Kandel: From Memory, Free Will, and the Problem with Freud to Fortunate Decisions

See the interview. Eric R. Kandel shared the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with Arvid Carlsson and Paul Greengard in 2000 for their discoveries concerning signal transduction in the nervous system. Eric Kandel was rewarded for his discoveries of … Continue reading

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General anaesthesia: from molecular targets to neuronal pathways of sleep and arousal

Nature Reviews Neuroscience 9, 370-386. May 2008 | doi:10.1038/nrn2372 Nicholas P. Franks The mechanisms through which general anaesthetics, an extremely diverse group of drugs, cause reversible loss of consciousness have been a long-standing mystery. Gradually, a relatively small number of … Continue reading

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[METHODS] Micro-dissection of rat brain for RNA or protein extraction from specific brain region

Techniques in neuroscience in jove.com Micro-dissection of rat brain into various regions is extremely important for the study of different neurodegenerative diseases. This video demonstrates micro-dissection of four major brain regions include olfactory bulb, frontal cortex, striatum and hippocampus in … Continue reading

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[VIDEO] Perspectives on neuroscience

Interview to Wolf Singer Department of Neuroscience, Max Planck Institute Why is the neuroscience expanding? What is the result of your research? Large amount of data: effect on neuroscience. Self-organization, emergence and complexity. Brain repair: possibilities and limitations. Theory in … Continue reading

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Neurodudes

A interesting blog about neuroscience questions, technical or experimental suggestions, and perhaps a good site to discusse ideas of our work as neuroscientists. Visit Neurodudes.

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Neuroanatomy of the dopaminergic system

Nature Reviews Neuroscience 9, 326. May 2008 | doi:10.1038/nrn2381 The ventral tegmental area contains two distinct types of dopaminergic neuron. Dopamine is a versatile neurotransmitter that has a role in movement and many aspects of cognition. Lammel et al. have … Continue reading

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