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Interfacing to the neural strata....

Brian zhil at online.no
Fri Sep 28 12:07:58 EST 2001


"Richard Norman" <rsnorman at mediaone.net> skrev i melding
news:lno6rt4qm0hnp8de4ksejbeji6m74o3hdd at 4ax.com...
> Robin is quite correct.  As long as each recording requires an
> electrode plus an amplifier plus some sort of display, the sheer
> volume of labor involved in placing the electrodes and the equipment
> is a significant limit.  To really see the details of what a cell is
> doing requires intracellular recording -- and doing that for more than
> a few cells at a time is really out of the question.
>
> Now if someone could develop a nice, non-toxic drug that changes its
> optical properties with electrical potential, then you might infuse it
> into a tissue and all the cells you see in the microscope would be
> recordable simultaneously!  That would be nice.

Something like the LCD-display uses (as in liquid crystals), but non-toxic.

Brian





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