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Sci. STKE, 9 May 2006
Vol. 2006, Issue 334, p. tr6
[DOI: 10.1126/stke.3342006tr6]


The Sherlock Holmes Lab: Investigations in Neurophysiology

Elizabeth M. Adler1* and Paul J. Schwartz2

1Associate Editor of Science's STKE, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1200 New York Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20005, USA.
2Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ 07101, USA.

Abstract: This Teaching Resource describes a research project that can be used in an advanced undergraduate course in neurobiology that covers basic electrophysiology and synaptic transmission. A thought experiment is provided that can be used to assess student understanding of (i) the scientific method, (ii) the process whereby nerve stimulation leads to muscle contraction, and (iii) the use of pharmacological agents to analyze a physiological system.

*Corresponding author. E-mail, eadler{at}

Citation: E. M. Adler, P. J. Schwartz, The Sherlock Holmes Lab: Investigations in Neurophysiology. Sci. STKE 2006, tr6 (2006).

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