Methods of Neuroscience Investigation
This discussion is an analysis of the methods used by neuroscience
investigators to study the biological basis of psychological function.
Prior to completing your initial post, complete this week’s readings in
your course textbook and watch Multicellular Organisms and their Nervous Systems and Discovering the Human Brain: New pathways to Neuroscience, with Susan Bookheimer, PhD.
These materials examine various investigational methods such as imaging
technology, laboratory science techniques, and special studies that
provide information about structure (nervous system anatomy and cellular
structure) and function (nervous system and cellular function).
Evaluate the methods described and select one method you think is the
most powerful or useful for examining the relationship between biology
and behavior. Would this method be best used for basic research, initial
diagnosis of a clinical condition, ongoing patient management, or a
combination of these analytic practices? What part of the nervous system
(anatomical structure, function, cellular chemistry and function) would
most likely be studied using this technique? Elaborate on the
investigational method you chose and the target systems or conditions
you have identified to be studied by this technique.
You must use a minimum of one peer-reviewed source that was published
within the last five years, documented in APA style, as outlined in the
Ashford Writing Center. Your post should be a minimum of 250 words. You
may cite and reference your textbook, required reading, and/or
multimedia, but these will not fulfill the source requirement.