A Novel Electrode-Pipette Design For Simultaneous Recording Of Extracellular Spikes And Iontophoretic Drug Application In Awake Behaving Monkeys.

Delicato, Louise, Gieselmann, Mark A, Roberts, Mark and Thiele, Alexander (2006) A Novel Electrode-Pipette Design For Simultaneous Recording Of Extracellular Spikes And Iontophoretic Drug Application In Awake Behaving Monkeys. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 158 (2). pp. 207-211. ISSN 0165-0270

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Abstract

We developed a novel design of an electrode-pipette combination (EPC) which allows access to brain structures in awake behaving primates without the need for guide tubes or to mechanically open the dura prior to electrode insertion. The EPC consists of an etched tungsten in glass electrode flanked by two pipettes which allow for local and highly controlled iontophoretic administration of neuroactive substances. These EPCs have excellent single cell isolation properties and are sturdy enough to penetrate the primate dura for up to 8 weeks following either a craniotomy or a dura scrape (i.e. even after substantial built up of fibrous scar tissue). We show that the EPCs can be used to selectively manipulate the cholinergic system in primate V I during passive fixation and while animals perform an attentionally demanding task. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Psychology > Neuropsychology
Divisions: Faculty of Applied Sciences > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: Rachel Webb
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2010 10:48
Last Modified: 03 May 2012 14:47
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/265

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