The Science of Mind Reading

Suppliers of Microdialysis Equipment World Precision Instrument's UltraMicroPump II microsyringe pump. Microdialysis enables researchers to probe the mind's molecular architecture to determine how complex behaviors and memories are produced and how bodily functions are regulated.1 As a method to monitor chemicals in the body's extracellular fluids, microdialysis has been most widely used in the neurosciences, and thanks to advances in technol-ogy, is getting easier. Applications include studie

Sarah Goforth
Jan 7, 2001

Suppliers of Microdialysis Equipment


World Precision Instrument's UltraMicroPump II microsyringe pump.
Microdialysis enables researchers to probe the mind's molecular architecture to determine how complex behaviors and memories are produced and how bodily functions are regulated.1 As a method to monitor chemicals in the body's extracellular fluids, microdialysis has been most widely used in the neurosciences, and thanks to advances in technol-ogy, is getting easier. Applications include studies of behavior and metabolism, the molecular basis of learning and memory, chemical patterns of addiction, and pharmacokinetics.

Experimental studies of brain chemistry were initially limited to postmortem tissue until in vivo neurochemical detection methods were developed in the middle of the 20th century that helped relate neurochemistry directly to behavior. Methods such as the cortical cup and push-pull perfusion allowed scientists to sample chemicals directly in the brain; however, these techniques were limited by a lack of location sensitivity, and damage caused...

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