A driveable bundle of microwires for collecting single-unit data from freely-moving rats

Physiol Behav. 1984 Jan;32(1):115-8. doi: 10.1016/0031-9384(84)90080-5.


A technique is described for making a sturdy, driveable electrode array of ten fine wires. This moveable array is a modification of a stationary electrode [4]. It has a number of notable advantages over other electrodes designed for recording single-unit activity in freely-moving small mammals. With this electrode many single cells can be recorded in each animal, cells can be held for many days, and recording quality is very good.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Microelectrodes
  • Monitoring, Physiologic / instrumentation*
  • Motor Activity*
  • Neurons / physiology*
  • Rats