Twenty-five Years of Excitatory Amino Acid Research

  • J. C. Watkins


Rather than attempt an overview of the whole field (which, in any case, is comprehensively and much more eloquently provided by the rest of this volume) I am taking the opportunity offered by the nature of the occasion to review those aspects of the subject with which my colleagues and I, over a period of twenty seven years, have been most closely associated. In chronicling our endeavours over these years, our failures as well as successes, some trails leading nowhere, others to completely unexpected and important findings, I hope to provide some indication, particularly to the young, of the true nature of scientific research, which rarely flows as smoothly as polished publications might suggest.


Spinal Cord Excitatory Amino Acid Kainic Acid Acidic Amino Acid Spinal Neurone 
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