Methods for microstimulation and recording of single neurons and evoked potentials in the human central nervous system

J Neurosurg. 1988 Apr;68(4):630-4. doi: 10.3171/jns.1988.68.4.0630.


An apparatus and technique are described for microstimulation and recording of both slow wave and single neuron (single unit) activities during functional stereotaxic procedures. This method facilitates microstimulation and evoked potential and single unit analysis which, in combination, provide optimum definition of stereotaxic targets in the treatment of functional disorders of the human central nervous system.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Brain / cytology
  • Brain / physiology*
  • Electric Stimulation / methods*
  • Electrophysiology / methods*
  • Evoked Potentials
  • Humans
  • Nervous System Diseases / physiopathology
  • Neurons / physiology*
  • Thalamus / physiology