1 gram digital headstage for neural recording of animal behaviour

Scitech introduces an extremely small and lightweight digital headstage from
Blackrock Microsystems designed for simple stimulation and tracking of freely
moving rodents in research applications.

The CerePlex µ provides an interface between the Cerebus or CerePlex
Direct recording systems and 16 or 32 microelectrodes for high-fidelity
transmission and recording of extracellular spikes and local field potentials
from the brain. Weighing just 1 gram, the digital headstage allows the user to
detect behavioural patterns and subtle movements beyond the traditional
video-based approach or EMG recordings.

In addition to neural recording, the CerePlex µ uses built-in tools such
as a 3-axis magnetometer, accelerometer and gyrometer for monitoring animal behaviour
during research studies.

Key features of the CerePlex µ digital headstage include small size,
light weight, built-in colour or IR LED for tracking, 3D accelerometer, gyroscope
and magnometer data lines and in-vivo impedance measurements.

The built-in 6-axis motion sensor (3D accelerometer/gyroscope) will enable
the detection of a variety of subtle movements and behaviours with high
temporal precision such as freezing and anxiety, grooming, rearing, movement
initiation/ termination within operant tasks, circadian rhythms, and disease
states (turning, shaking, etc.).

Please visit the Scitech website www.scitech.com.au for more information or
call 03 9480 4999.

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