Neuroscience and the art of single cell recordings

Valerie Gray Hardcastle, Charles Matthew Stewart

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Abstract

This article examines how scientists move from physical measurements to actual observation of single-cell recordings in the brain. We highlight how easy it is to change the fundamental nature of our observations using accepted methodological techniques for manipulating raw data. Collecting single-cell data is thoroughly pragmatic. We conclude that there is no deep or interesting difference between accounting for observations by measurements and accounting for observations by theories.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-208
Number of pages14
JournalBiology and Philosophy
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Neuroscience
  • Observation
  • Phenomena
  • Single-cell recordings

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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Neuroscience and the art of single cell recordings. / Hardcastle, Valerie Gray; Stewart, Charles Matthew.

In: Biology and Philosophy, Vol. 18, No. 1, 01.2003, p. 195-208.

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Hardcastle, Valerie Gray ; Stewart, Charles Matthew. / Neuroscience and the art of single cell recordings. In: Biology and Philosophy. 2003 ; Vol. 18, No. 1. pp. 195-208.
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