Journal article

Simulated in vivo Electrophysiology Experiments Provide Previously Inaccessible Insights into Visual Physiology.

Maria Quiroga, Nicholas SC Price

Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education | Published : 2016

Abstract

Lecture content and practical laboratory classes are ideally complementary. However, the types of experiments that have led to our detailed understanding of sensory neuroscience are often not amenable to classroom experimentation as they require expensive equipment, time-consuming surgeries, specialized experimental techniques, and the use of animals. While sometimes feasible in small group teaching, these experiments are not suitable for large cohorts of students. Previous attempts to expose students to sensory neuroscience experiments include: the use of electrophysiology preparations in invertebrates, data-driven simulations that do not replicate the experience of conducting an experiment..

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