Neural Tracing Methods

Tracing Neurons and Their Connections

  • Benjamin R. Arenkiel

Part of the Neuromethods book series (NM, volume 92)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Sabrina L. Levy, Joshua J. White, Roy V. Sillitoe
    Pages 51-66
  3. Sharmin Hossain, Kaspar Podgorski, Kurt Haas
    Pages 101-116
  4. Stephen D. Van Hooser, Elizabeth N. Johnson, Ye Li, Mark Mazurek, Julie H. Culp, Arani Roy et al.
    Pages 117-141
  5. Carolina Gutierrez Herrera, Antoine Adamantidis, Feng Zhang, Karl Deisseroth, Luis de Lecea
    Pages 143-160
  6. Andrew J. Murray, Peer Wulff
    Pages 161-175
  7. Jennifer Selever, Benjamin R. Arenkiel
    Pages 217-230
  8. Carlos Lois, Wolfgang Kelsch
    Pages 231-248
  9. Jennifer J. Esch, Yvette E. Fisher, Jonathan C. S. Leong, Thomas R. Clandinin
    Pages 249-274
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 275-278

About this book


This volume seeks to familiarize readers with a diverse range of technologies and approaches for probing neuron and circuit architecture, and, when possible, to attach detailed protocols to help guide readers toward practical application. From classical lipophilic dye and conjugated lectin tracing techniques, to electrophysiological, in vivo imaging, viral tract tracing, and emerging genetic methods to mark, manipulate, and monitor neural circuits, Neural Tracing Methods: Tracing Neurons and Their Connections includes reference to an arsenal of tools and technologies currently being implemented in model systems ranging from flies to mice. Written for the popular Neuromethods series, chapters include the kind of detail and key implementation advice that ensures successful results in the laboratory.

Essential and authoritative, Neural Tracing Methods: Tracing Neurons and Their Connections collects a comprehensive compilation of chapters authored by inventors and expert users, that describes state-of-the-art neuronal tracing and functional analysis methods in order to aid researchers in continuing this vital pathway of study.


Brain processing Circuit architecture Functional analysis methods Functional neuroanatomy Neural circuits Neuronal tracing

Editors and affiliations

  • Benjamin R. Arenkiel
    • 1
  1. 1.Baylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-1962-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-1963-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-2336
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6045
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