Recording and Analysis of Biological Neural Networks.
Final Technical rept. Jan-Oct 97
BOSTON UNIV MA DEPT OF COGNITIVE AND NEURAL SYSTEMS
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The acquired instrumentation has established new research capabilities and approaches for the recording and analysis of biological neural network activity in the mammalian brain. The many- neuron recording system acquired through this funding will support the simultaneous detection, amplification, filtering, AD digitization, isolation, and recording of large groups 50-150 neurons in the brains of behaving animals. This ability will improve by an order of magnitude our efficiency in data collection and will advance our capabilities from the level of single cell analysis to that of neural ensembles believed to be the functional units of information processing in cortical areas of the brain. Such a capacity will afford an understanding of the activity of neural networks associated with behavior, improving our understanding of biological information processing for applications to Navy requirements.
- Information Science
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Recording and Playback Devices