Neuroscience and the art of single-cell recordings

Biology and Philosophy 18 (1):195-208 (2003)
Abstract
This article examines how scientists move from physical measurementsto actual observation of single-cell recordings in the brain. We highlight how easy it is to change the fundamental nature of ourobservations using accepted methodological techniques for manipulatingraw data. Collecting single-cell data is thoroughly pragmatic. Weconclude that there is no deep or interesting difference betweenaccounting for observations by measurements and accounting forobservations by theories
Keywords neuroscience  observation  phenomena  single-cell recordings
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DOI 10.1023/A:1023356317286
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