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Massive electrode array system will do first large-scale network recording of brain activity

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Posted in Science on 1st Oct, 2014 11:20 PM by AlexMuller

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) a grant Tuesday to develop an electrode array system that will “enable researchers to better understand how the brain works through unprecedented resolution and scale.”

 
The electrode array is part of an advanced electronics system to monitor and modulate neurons, using more than 1,000 tiny electrodes embedded in different areas of the brain to record and stimulate neural circuitry.
 
The goal is to develop a system that will allow scientists to simultaneously study how thousands of neuronal cells in various brain regions work together during complex tasks such as decision making and learning.
 
The biologically compatible neural system will be the first of its kind to have large-scale network recording capabilities that are designed to continuously record neural activities for months to years.
 
The NIH project is a collaboration between LLNL’s Neural Technology Group; the laboratory of Loren Frank at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF); Intan Technology; and SpikeGadgets.
 
The Neural Technology Group will work with UCSF researchers to design and build electrode arrays that can record hundreds to thousands of brain cells simultaneously. Their goal is to develop 1,000-plus channel arrays that can eventually be expanded to 10,000 channels.
 
These arrays will use new microchips designed at Intan that will send data to a system developed at SpikeGadgets. UCSF will coordinate these efforts and test the technologies. The arrays will penetrate multiple regions of the brain without interfering with normal functions during the experiments, allowing for detailed studies of brain circuits that underlie behavior.
 
The system also will be designed for compatibility with optogenetic stimulation, a technique that uses light sensitive proteins and light to manipulate neural activity. This technique allows researchers to target specific neurons or cells for recording.

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Posted: 2014-10-02
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Prosecutors say she took part in a "persistent and malevolent" cyberstalking pattern. The singers claim that Cher complained her "Dressed to Kill" tour had "too much color" and told the choreographer not to hire any more dark skinned dancers. He's dealing with that political reality. We, too, are dealing with that political reality. Reply
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The Guardian said some cables showed King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia repeatedly urging the United States to attack Iran to destroy its nuclear program. The newspaper also said officials in Jordan and Bahrain have openly called for Iran's nuclear program to be stopped by any means and that leaders of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt referred to Iran "as 'evil,' an 'existential threat' and a power that 'is going to take us to war,'" The Guardian said..So say you! Dr Frank Boehm head of much of Vanderbilt hospital once wrote an op ed for the Tennessean in which he wrote that the last year abortion was illegal 23 women died in botched abortions nationwideYour statistics are fraudulent! Dr. Boehm never said that. Estimates of the number of illegal abortions in the 1950s and 1960s ranged from 200,000 to 1.2 million per year. One analysis, extrapolating from data from North Carolina, concluded that an estimated 829,000 illegal or self induced abortions occurred in 1967One stark indication of the prevalence of illegal abortion was the death toll. Reply
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