[Neuroscience] Help me prevent the worlds strangest noise

Bill via neur-sci%40net.bio.net (by connelly.bill from gmail.com)
Mon Apr 4 12:07:19 EST 2011


We are being stumped by some very strange electrical noise. We do
whole-cell recording from brain slices. We all of a sudden have been
recordings very strange noise. It is not 50 Hz noise, but rather, very
sharp, very brief (>1 ms) large amplitude spikes. We have four rigs,
and it is on all of them. But not particularly synchronously across
the rigs. The spikes comes in various sizes. And not at a particular
frequency. i.e. the amplitude and timing is random. We work in Faraday
cages. All cell phones are turned off. And it is still there even if a
rig is run off a battery.

Anyone got any thoughts?

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