Experts discuss new wireless technology for single unit electrophysiology recording in small and large animals, with a focus on methodology, data outcomes and the impact these devices will have in research involving naturally behaving subjects.
In this webinar sponsored by Neuralynx, Casey Stengel provides an introductory overview of FreeLynx (formerly Cube2): an all-in-one, wireless headstage and data acquisition system for neuronal research in freely moving, untethered subjects. He explains how Freelynx has been purpose built to enable the study of research animals in social environments by allowing multiple transmitters in the same area, pulling data to local drives.
Following, Dr. John A. Wolf from the University of Pennsylvania provides two case studies highlighting his work focused on long term chronic affects of traumatic brain injury, including the development of post traumatic epilepsy. Specifically, Dr. Wolf discusses application of a custom enclosure that can be mounted on the animal in its home cage (or behavioral space), and can record from 64 channels over 24 hours.
In the third section of this webinar, Dr Kari Hoffman from Vanderbilt University presents a case study where she describes the use of the Cube wireless systems for wireless multi-site recordings in freely-behaving macaques. She discusses experimental design, common challenges, and shares preliminary data demonstrating the capabilities of Freelynx and future possibilities for studies involving non-human primates.
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