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Historical Prelude

Roger D. Roger and Miles A. Whittington

in Cortical Oscillations in Health and Disease

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195342796
eISBN:
9780199776276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342796.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems, Development

One of the pioneers in the mathematical and conceptual study of oscillations was Norbert Wiener, whose book Cybernetics first appeared in 1948. The authors review the type of data, experimental ... More


The Voltage Clamp

Alan J. McComas

in Galvani’s Spark: The Story of the Nerve Impulse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199751754
eISBN:
9780199897094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751754.003.0015
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Now in Chicago, Kenneth Cole employs a negative feedback circuit, devised by a colleague, to clamp the voltage across the membrane of the squid giant axon. He shows that during the action potential ... More


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