The optoclamp system

The optoclamp system

This close-up image shows a cultured cortical network placed into the optoclamp. The device uses a computer to acquire and process the neuronal response to optical stimuli in real-time and then vary the light input to maintain a steady firing rate. The network can be controlled for many hours even when drugs are added that would normally have large effects on the network’s firing level.  (Credit: Rob Felt, Georgia Tech)

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Life Sciences and Biology, Research
brain, closed-loop, neurons, optoclamp, optogenetics
  • Created By: John Toon
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  • Created On: Dec 4, 2015 - 2:09pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:52pm