Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

2016

Publisher

University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach

Abstract

The ability to record neural activity from multiple brain areas is crucial for the understanding of how different areas of the brain function or interact. This poster will cover instructions on how to construct and assemble a hyperdrive recording implant that bilaterally targets the ACC and the hippocampus. Intriguingly, the design of the hyperdrive recording implant is flexible and can be constructed to target other brain areas. The implant consists of 32 twisted bundles of tetrodes with a total of 128 individual recording wires which are controlled by movable ‘drivers’ (Gray et al., 1995; McNaughton et al., 1983). All 128 recording wires are then connected to an electrode interface board that takes information from the brain and transfers it to online available open-source acquisition software platform running. Using this implant with targeted tetrodes, we are able to look at the neuronal waveforms of individual neurons or the population-level responses in specific brain areas.

Keywords

Psychology; brain function

Disciplines

Cognitive Psychology | Psychology

Language

English


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