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Engineering the Next Revolution in NeuroscienceThe New Science of Experiment Planning$
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Alcino J. Silva, Anthony Landreth, and John Bickle

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199731756

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731756.001.0001

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A Framework for Molecular and Cellular Cognition

A Framework for Molecular and Cellular Cognition

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(p.26) [3] A Framework for Molecular and Cellular Cognition
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Engineering the Next Revolution in Neuroscience
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Alcino J. Silva

Anthony Landreth

John Bickle

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731756.003.0003

The majority of the case studies in this book come from learning and memory studies in the field of molecular and cellular cognition, and this chapter includes a primer to this neuroscience field. This primer is also used to illustrate in detail a framework for classifying different categories of experiments in molecular and cellular cognition. Detailed accounts of landmark experiments in the field are used to demonstrate that even the best of experiments are fraught with interpretation problems, and that only the integration of different categories of experiments in the framework can resolve these ambiguities.

Keywords:   Experiment, causation, hippocampus, learning, memory, long-term potentiation, calmodulin kinase II

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