Robust, highly customizable, and economical multi-channel electrode for chronic multi-unit recording in behaving animals

Yukina Tateyama, Kei Oyama, Masaru Shiraishi, Toshio Iijima, Ken Ichiro Tsutsui

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Abstract

Multi-unit recording has been one of the most widely used techniques to investigate the correlation between multiple neuronal activities and behavior. However, a common problem of currently used multi-channel electrodes is their physical weakness. In this study, we developed a novel multi-channel electrode with sufficient physical strength to penetrate a thickened dura mater. This electrode consists of low-cost materials and is easily fabricated, and it enables recording without removing dura mater, thereby reducing the risk of inflammation, infection, or brain herniation. The low-cost multi-channel electrode developed in this study would be a useful tool for chronic recording in behaving animals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-59
Number of pages6
JournalNeuroscience Research
Volume125
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Dec

Keywords

  • Behaving animals
  • Multi-channel electrode
  • Multi-unit recording

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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