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Tissue Analysis (Histology)

Identify cell types and connections; identify disease states; ex. stains

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Behavioral Analysis

generate tests to allow people and neuropsychological lab animals to demonstrate behavioral capacities; ex. tests, mazes

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Brain Perturbation

modify brain activity to observe behavioral changes; ex. lesions, stimulation

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Optogenetics

uses light to activate specific ion channels and relate to behavior; ex. insert specific light sensitive proteins

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Recording Graded Potentials

measure coordinated activity of thousands of neurons; ex. EEG, ERP, MEG

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Recording Action Potentials

record action potentials of individual neurons; ex. single-cell recording, multi-cell recording

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Static Images

noninvasive examination of brain structure; ex. CT, MRI, DTI

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Dynamic Images

measure brain activity during specific behaviors; ex. fMRI, PET, fNIRS

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Postmortem Chemistry

measure distribution of transmitters; ex. HPLC

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In Vivo Chemistry

relate fluctuations in transmitter release to behavior; ex. microdialysis, voltametry

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Genetics

relate genes to brain and behavior; ex. DNA analysis

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Epigenetics

identify effects of experience on gene expression, brain and behavior; ex. gene expression analysis