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Brain Slice Work

Some Prospects
  • Per Andersen


In writing this chapter on future prospects of brain slice work, I realized some of the difficulties in undertaking such a project. For example, the opinions expressed in such a chapter must necessarily be highly biased and may well have a modest predictive value. In Scandinavia, we are fond of citing the famous Danish humorist and philosopher Storm-Pedersen, who has a cartoon running: “To predict is difficult, the future in particular.”


Brain Slice Spinal Cord Slice Population Spike Amplitude Spontaneous Neuronal Activity Slice Technique 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Per Andersen
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  1. 1.Institute of NeurophysiologyUniversity of OsloOslo 1Norway

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