The number of bursts within these 'superbursts' and their spatiotemporal structure were found to be stable for hours or days.
Cortical cultures on multi-electrode arrays are ideal for studying two-way communication between biological systems and computers.
The Wagenaar Lab is happy to welcome our newest member, postdoctoral scholar Pegah Kassraian-Fard.
Annette Stowasser’s paper quantifying visual processing in the leech has appeared in the Journal of Experimental Biology. The Wagenaar Lab is happy to welcome our newest member, postdoctoral scholar Sébastien Hayoz.
This work has the potential of establishing a unique data set documenting how neuronal connectivity patterns underlie multiple specific motor programs and the behavioral selection between them.
Please contact Daniel Wagenaar for more information.
Burst control could not be achieved with single electrode stimulation.
For the final chapter, I tested various protocols for inducing plasticity by tetanic stimulation.
By growing cultures on multi-electrode arrays (Petri dishes with a grid of substrate-embedded electrodes), their electrical activity can be recorded non-invasively.
I developed software, MEABench, for online visualization and analysis of multi-electrode data, and used it to follow the development of cultures obtained from (E18) embryonic rats.