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Neuroscience Tech Update

Post Doc competition

PhD and Post Doc competition!

For the next twelve months, we will be running a blog article writing competition aimed at PhD students and Post Docs who have a particular interest in technology and techniques in the neurophysiology lab.  We’ll have monthly and annual prizes up for grabs, plus the opportunity to get wider exposure for your writing.   Read


Optical Imaging and Electrophysiological Recording in Neuroscience Workshop

Eighteen students recently met in Paris for two weeks to participate in this year’s Optical Imaging and Electrophysiological Recording in Neuroscience Workshop. Expert lecturers and demonstrators from across Europe were invited to present a dense timetable (see below), consisting of lectures and practical hands-on sessions and demonstrations. All topics were focused on techniques and


Two-photon mini microscope

New two-photon miniaturised microscope enables visualization of brain neurons in freely-moving and behaving animals At this year’s meeting of Optics in the Life Sciences there was one abstract [1] that simply stated ‘We have developed a fast, high-resolution, miniaturised two-photon microscope (FHIRM-TPM) with a headpiece weighing 2.15 g. It is capable of hour-long recording



Introduction Neuroeconomics is the study of the neural mechanisms and computational basis of value-based decision-making and their economic significance (Figure 1). Value-based decision-making occurs whenever an organism makes a choice from several alternatives based on the subjective value that it places on them 1 2. Examples include basic animal behaviours such as foraging, and


Neuroscience has changed and is set to continue to do so

A recent retrospective study reports that the landscape of neuroscience research has changed in terms of research topics, research journals and countries where the research has been conducted. The findings from this study are discussed below and considered important as, ‘…it enables stakeholders to quickly identify the most influential research and incorporate latest evidence

Neural interface II

Tech Overview: Neuroprosthetics Part 2

Introduction Implantable neural interfaces have achieved remarkable medical advances in the treatment of the most challenging conditions, starting with the introduction of the first implantable pacemaker in 1958. Increasing demand for innovation in existing and novel implantable devices is fuelled by the growing ageing population and the increased prevalence of chronic diseases. Chapter I

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