Glossary of terms

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This is a list of terms we use regularly in the lab that you should know as a new member.

Please feel free to add links that help define these terms so that new members that follow you may benefit.

Entry-level Neuroscience Concepts

  • Basic:
Action Potential and its mechanism
Synapse
Neurotransmitter
Glutamate
GABA 
NMDA receptor
AMPA receptor
  • Modeling:
Hodgkin-Huxley model
Integrate-and-fire Model
Compartmental model
Model of synapse and alpha function
Wilson-Cowan Model
FitzHugh-Nagumo Model
  • Epilepsy:
Seizure
Inter-ictal events
Bursts
Ripples
Fast Ripples
  • Anatomy:
HippocampusThe Book
CA3 / CA1
Dentate Gyrus
Para-hippocampal Region
Enterhinal Cortex
Subiculum
Perforant Path
Schaffer Collaterals
Perirhinal Cortex
Pyramidal Cell
  • Electrophysiology:
Intracellular Recording
Extracellular Recording
Patch Clamp
Micro-pipette
Giga-seal
Perfusion Solution
aCSF(Artificial Cerebrospinal Fluid)
ICF
4-AP
Bicuculline
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