The toolbox for investigating the function of neural circuits
Investigating information processing and identifying operational rules of brain neural circuits relies on the capability to selectively record and stimulate multiple neurons within a network.
The toolbox of available techniques conceived to meet this need is rapidly expanding.
The CSN School on Neurotechniques offered an overview on advanced electrical- and light-based recording methods of neuronal excitability, focusing on those that are most relevant for the investigation of neural networks ‘in vitro’ and ‘in vivo’ and for application in neuroprosthetics.
Techniques derived from information theory for the analysis of neuronal population signals were presented and practical demonstrations of experimental recording sessions provided.