Cannula-aided penetration: A simple method to insert structurally weak electrodes into brain through the dura mater

Yoshiya Matsuzaka, Kazuhiro Sakamoto, Tetsu Tanaka, Yoshihito Furusawa, Hajime Mushiake

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Abstract

We developed a simple and inexpensive method to insert structurally weak electrodes into the brain through the thickened dura mater in chronic animal experiments. It uses a commonly available intravenous (IV) needle and a cannula to secure a small puncture in the dura mater, through which an electrode is advanced into the underlying cerebral cortex. In addition to its simplicity and cost-effectiveness, this method provides greater degree of freedom regarding the shape and the placement of electrodes compared to the conventional guide tube systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)126-129
Number of pages4
JournalNeuroscience Research
Volume65
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Sep

Keywords

  • Animal experiment
  • Cannula-aided penetration
  • Dura
  • Electrode

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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