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A system for MEA-based multisite stimulation
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Y.، Jimbo, نويسنده , , N.، Kasai, نويسنده , , K.، Torimitsu, نويسنده , , T.، Tateno, نويسنده , , H.P.C.، Robinson, نويسنده ,
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روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2003
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The capability for multisite stimulation is one of the biggest potential advantages of microelectrode arrays (MEAs). There remain, however, several technical problems which have hindered the development of a practical stimulation system. An important design goal is to allow programmable multisite stimulation, which produces minimal interference with simultaneous extracellular and patch or whole cell clamp recording. Here, we describe a multisite stimulation and recording system with novel interface circuit modules, in which preamplifiers and transistor transistor logic-driven solid-state switching devices are integrated. This integration permits PCcontrolled remote switching of each substrate electrode. This allows not only flexible selection of stimulation sites, but also rapid switching of the selected sites between stimulation and recording, within 1.2 ms. This allowed almost continuous monitoring of extracellular signals at all the substrate-embedded electrodes, including those used for stimulation. In addition, the vibration-free solid-state switching made it possible to record wholecell synaptic currents in one neuron, evoked from multiple sites in the network. We have used this system to visualize spatial propagation patterns of evoked responses in cultured networks of cortical neurons. This MEAbased stimulation system is a useful tool for studying neuronal signal processing in biological neuronal networks, as well as the process of synaptic integration within single neurons.
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Calibration procedure , continuous on-line monitoring of absolute volume , hypertonic saline , left ventricular volume , sheep
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IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
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