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The Sherlock Holmes Lab: Investigations in Neurophysiology

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Science's STKE  09 May 2006:
Vol. 2006, Issue 334, pp. tr6
DOI: 10.1126/stke.3342006tr6

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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.

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