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More Triumphs with Microelectrodes

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/9780199751754.003.0018
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Eccles leaves New Zealand to take up a position at the new Australian national university in Canberra. He had already successfully applied Hodgkin’s new microelectrode recording technique to ... More


The Neuromuscular Junction

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/9780199751754.003.0011
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Eccles, having returned to Australia from Oxford, is appointed Director of a pathology institute in Sydney, and sets up neurophysiology laboratories there. To assist him, he first recruits Stephen ... More


The Messengers 1

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/9780199751754.003.0009
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

At Cambridge, Elliott, and then Langley, speculate that impulses liberate chemicals from nerve endings. Others, including Adrian, believe that nerve endings exert their effects by electric currents ... More


A history of cerebellum research: Science, scientists, and the competition of ideas and evidence

John Montgomery and David Bodznick

in Evolution of the Cerebellar Sense of Self

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198758860
eISBN:
9780191834752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758860.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development, Molecular and Cellular Systems

The effectiveness and efficiency with which science advances our understanding depend on a philosophy of rational criticism, as advocated by Karl Popper, but also on the institutions of science, ... More


The War Years

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/9780199751754.003.0013
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Plymouth is bombed and the Marine Biological Laboratory damaged. Huxley joins the Navy and Hodgkin helps to develop radar for fighter aircraft. In the depleted physiology department in Cambridge, ... More


Departures

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/9780199751754.003.0022
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

The later lives of the main neurophysiologists in the latter part of the impulse story are described. Edgar Adrian, awarded a baronetcy, abandons research after his laboratory is accidentally ... More


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