Stimulation and Inhibition of Neurons

  • Paul M. Pilowsky
  • Melissa M.J. Farnham
  • Angelina Y. Fong

Part of the Neuromethods book series (NM, volume 78)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Novel Experimental Techniques

  3. Intracellular Signalling

  4. The Single Neurons

  5. Methods for Analysis

  6. Clinical Focus and Application

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Paul J. Austin, Gila Moalem-Taylor
      Pages 239-260
    3. Yuyi You, Alexander Klistorner, Stuart L. Graham
      Pages 275-285
    4. Stuart L. Graham, Alexander Klistorner
      Pages 287-299
    5. Angelica G. Thompson-Butel, Sarah E. Scheuer, Penelope A. McNulty
      Pages 301-314
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 315-319

About this book


Activation, inhibition, or destruction of the nervous system or its component parts as a vital tool for the investigation of function has undergone remarkable development; indeed, new approaches have been developed that allow for these actions to be used as therapeutic tools.  In Stimulation and Inhibition of Neurons, experts in the field provide an overview of modern methods for generating lesions as well as for stimulating and inhibiting neural pathways.  Many new techniques such as optogenetics and the use of the in situ perfused preparation are examined, while, in other sections, the use and validity of more well-known approaches are reassessed. Written for the Neuromethods series, chapters examine their respective topics thoroughly and include the kind of detail and implementation advice that ensures successful results in the laboratory.


Authoritative and cutting-edge, Stimulation and Inhibition of Neurons serves as an ideal guide for researchers seeking to gain further knowledge of the complex functions of the brain.


Clinical applications Inhibiting neurons Intracellular signalling Lesion generation Neural pathways Neurophysiology Optogenetics Single neurons Stimulating neurons

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul M. Pilowsky
    • 1
  • Melissa M.J. Farnham
    • 2
  • Angelina Y. Fong
    • 3
  1. 1., Australian School of Advanced MedicineMacquarie UniversityNorth RydeAustralia
  2. 2., Australian School of Advanced MedicineMacquarie UniversityNorth RydeAustralia
  3. 3., Australian School of Advanced MedicineMacquarie UniversityNorth RydeAustralia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2013
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-62703-232-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-62703-233-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-2336
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6045
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