Accurate interpretation of functional brain images requires knowledge of the relationship between neurons and their supporting cells and vasculature. Our understanding of this complex and dynamic system would improve if we measure multiple aspects of brain function simultaneously. We have developed a semi-transparent electrode array which allows for concurrent multi-site electrophysiological recording and high-resolution optical imaging of intrinsic signals. The 8-channel electrode array is fabricated on a transparent glass substrate with platinum recording surfaces. We map stimulus-induced field potentials (evoked potentials) and changes in cerebral blood volume in rat somatosensory cortex. We also examine the evolution of these responses during the neuro-pathological state of cortical spreading depression. We have developed a planar multi-electrode array that is fully compatible with Optical imaging of Intrinsic Signals. It provides a sensitive and reliable tool to use in the study of neurovascular coupling in brain activation.
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Microfabricated Electrode Array Compatible With Optical Imaging of Intrinsic Signals During Somatosensory Stimulation and Cortical Spreading Depression
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Theriot, JJ, Prakash, N, Toga, AW, & Ju, YS. "Microfabricated Electrode Array Compatible With Optical Imaging of Intrinsic Signals During Somatosensory Stimulation and Cortical Spreading Depression." Proceedings of the ASME 2006 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. Advances in Bioengineering, Biomedical and Safety Systems. Chicago, Illinois, USA. November 5–10, 2006. pp. 27-33. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2006-16086
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