The Laboratory Computer

A Practical Guide for Physiologists and Neuroscientists


  • John Dempster, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K.

The Laboratory Computer: A Practical Guide for Physiologists and Neuroscientists introduces the reader to both the basic principles and the actual practice of recording physiological signals using the computer. It describes the basic operation of the computer, the types of transducers used to measure physical quantities such as temperature and pressure, how these signals are amplified and converted into digital form, and the mathematical analysis techniques that can then be applied. It is aimed at the physiologist or neuroscientist using modern computer data acquisition systems in the laboratory, providing both an understanding of how such systems work and a guide to their purchase and implementation.
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Postgraduates and researchers in neuroscience, pharmacology, physiology, zoology, and cell biology.


Book information

  • Published: July 2001
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-209551-1