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Neurophysics (or neurobiophysics) is the branch of biophysics dealing with the development and use of physical techniques to gain information about the nervous system on a molecular level.[1] Neurophysics is an interdisciplinary science which applies the approaches and methods of experimental biophysics to study the nervous system.

The term "neurophysics" is a portmanteau of "neuron" and "physics".

Examples of techniques developed and used in neurophysics are magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), patch clamp, tomography, and two-photon excitation microscopy.

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  • Wulfram Gerstner and Werner M. Kistler, Spiking Neuron Models, Single Neurons, Populations, Plasticity, Cambridge University Press (2002) ISBN 0-521-89079-9 ISBN 0-521-81384-0
  • Alwyn Scott, Neuroscience: A Mathematical Primer, Birkhäuser (2002) ISBN 0-387-95403-1


  1. ^ Nunez, Michael; Nunez, Paul; Srinivasan, Ramesh (2016-01-01), Electroencephalography (EEG): neurophysics, experimental methods, and signal processing, pp. 175–197, ISBN 9781482220971, retrieved 2018-06-30