[Neuroscience] Re: possible to record individual neuron impulses?

nospam8 at rogers.com nospam8 at rogers.com
Fri Aug 18 13:59:45 EST 2006


thanks for your reply.

I wonder if there is any research into applying nanotechnology to
reduce the invasiveness of this procedure, and potentially record a
group of neurons at the same time


r norman wrote:
> On 18 Aug 2006 00:43:37 -0700, nospam8 at rogers.com wrote:
>
> >Does anyone know if it is possible to put some kind of ameter on an
> >individual neuron in the brain and record the impulses?  I have done
> >some research into this but the closest thing I found was this article
> >http://biology.plosjournals.org/perlserv?request=get-document&doi=10.1371/journal.pbio.0030017
> >
> >It does not appear that they measured the response of individual
> >neurons.
>
> Recording from a single neuron is very common.  It requires a
> microelectrode to be placed either very close to (extracellular) or
> actually inside (intracellular) the cell.  As you might imagine, the
> procedure is incredibly invasive and causes significant damage.
>
> Google "single unit recording" for a lot of sites with good
> information.   You can also try "intracellular microelectrode" or
> "extracellular microelectrode" for a lot more.



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