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A Procedure for Implanting Organized Arrays of Microwires for Single-unit Recordings in Awake, Behaving Animals

DOI :

10.3791/51004-v

February 14th, 2014

February 14th, 2014

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1Department of Psychology, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, 2Neuronal Networks Section, Integrative Neuroscience Research Branch, National Institute on Drug Abuse

Implanting organized arrays of microwires for use in single-unit electrophysiological recordings presents a number of technical challenges. Methods for performing this technique and the equipment necessary are described. Also, the beneficial use of organized microwire arrays to record from distinct neural subregions with high spatial selectivity is discussed.

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Keywords Single unit Recordings

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