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Neurological disease models are essentially experimental systems that can reproduce key features of neurological disease as seen in humans. They enable progress in scientific research. But, how are neurological disease models created and used in neuroscience and behavioral research? In this resource section, we cover the methods, ways, and behaviors associated with neurological disease models, as well as the assessments used for those particular disease models. Featured neurological disease topics range from seizures to PTSD to depression.

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