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Multi-electrode Recording of Neural Activity in Awake Behaving Animals 

Multi-electrode Recording of Neural Activity in Awake Behaving Animals
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Multi-electrode Recording of Neural Activity in Awake Behaving Animals
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Samantha R. Summerson

and Caleb Kemere

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199939800.003.0004
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date: 30 March 2020

Systems neuroscience is being revolutionized by the ability to record the activity of large numbers of neurons simultaneously. Chronic recording with multi- electrode arrays in animal models is a critical tool for studies of learning and memory, sensory processing, motor control, emotion, and decision-making. The experimental process for gathering large amounts of neural ensemble data can be very time consuming, however, the resulting data can be incredibly rich. We present a detailed overview of the process of acquiring multichannel neural data, with a particular focus on chronic tetrode recording in rodents.

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