CerebraLux

CerebraLux

This week we want to shed some light on a project from Robel Dagnew and colleagues from UCLA called CerebraLux, a wireless system for optogenetic stimulation. Optogenetic methods have been a crucial tool for understanding the role that certain neural cell populations...
RatHat: A self-targeting printable brain implant system

RatHat: A self-targeting printable brain implant system

Leila Allen and colleagues in Tim Allen’s lab at Florida International University recently developed RatHat, a self-targeting printable brain implant system. Below they describe their project: “There has not been a major change in how neuroscientists approach...
SignalBuddy

SignalBuddy

Richard Warren, a graduate student in the Sawtell lab at Columbia University, recently shared his new open-source project called SignalBuddy: SignalBuddy is an easy-to-make, easy-to-use signal generator for scientific applications. Making friends is hard, but making...
HOPE

HOPE

Sebastien Delcasso from the Graybiel lab at MIT published a method for developing a brain implant called “HOPE” for combining with optogenetics, pharmacology, and electrophysiology: HOPE (hybrid-drive combining optogenetics, pharmacology, and electrophysiology) is a...
optoPAD and flyPAD

optoPAD and flyPAD

Carlos Ribeiro’s lab at Champalimaud recently published their new project called optoPAD in eLife: Both the analysis of behavior and of neural activity need to be time-precise in order to make any correlation or comparison to each other. The analysis of behavior can...