DIY-NAMIC

September 10, 2020 Katherine Nautiyal from Dartmouth College has kindly shared the following about DIY-NAMIC, a high-throughput method to measure complex phenotypes in the homecage. ‘Operant behavioral paradigms provide rich data sets which are very useful for assessing manipulations in rodents models for neuropsychiatric disorders. However, the behavioral testing generally requires daily training for many […]

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NINscope: a versatile miniscope for multi-region circuit investigations

September 3, 2020 Andres de Groot and colleagues from the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience have created a lightweight, versatile miniscope for fluorescence imaging and optogenetic stimulation. Miniaturized fluorescent microscopes (miniscopes) are powerful tools used for the monitoring of neural signals during unrestrained behavior. NINscope is a compact miniscope that has an integrated inertial measurement sensor […]

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Tetroplater

August 27, 2020 Jumpei Matsumoto from the University of Toyama has generously shared the following about Tetroplater, an open-source circuit for microwire tetrode gold plating. “Gold plating is necessary/effective for microwire tetrodes for recording neuronal activity. For the gold plating, the electrode tip is electroplated with current pulses, until the impedance reaches to the target […]

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MNE Scan: Software for real-time processing of electrophysiological data

July 9, 2020 In a 2018 Journal of Neuroscience Methods article, Lorenz Esch and colleagues present MNE Scan, a software that provides real-time acquisition and processing of electrophysiological data. MNE Scan is a state-of-the-art real-time processing software for clinical MEG and EEG data. By allowing for real-time analysis of neuronal activity, MNE Scan enables the […]

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Airtrack

November 28, 2017 Airtrack was developed in LARKUM Lab by Mostafa Nashaat, Hatem Oraby, Robert Sachdev, York Winter and Matthew Larkum. Alexander Schill, engineer at Charité workshop (CWW) had a significant contribution to the design of the platform and the airtrack table. Airtrack is a head-fixed behavioral environment that uses a lightweight physical maze floating on an air […]

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Feeding Experimentation Device (FED) part 2: new design and code

October 28, 2016 Alexxai Kravitz has generously shared the following regarding FED, part 2: The Feeding Experimentation Device (FED) is a free, open-source system for measuring food intake in rodents. FED uses an Arduino processor, a stepper motor, an infrared beam detector, and an SD card to record time-stamps of 20mg pellets eaten by singly […]

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