The fundamental process underling the term neural activity
is generally taken to be electrical activity
- the action potentials and the spike trains – of neurons.
In our electrophysiology department, we use finely engineered electrodes
to measure local field potentials and the electrical properties of single neurons.
With these techniques we can uncover phenomena on a scale
from channel-specific effects of particular drugs
to the complex interconnections of the hippocampal circuits,
making this a powerful tool for investigating the brain.
In vitro Local Field Recordings
In vivo Recording from Freely Moving Animal