Cajal Neurokit: Extracellular Electrophysiology Acquisition

Organiser: CAJAL Advanced Neuroscience Training


Attendance type(s): Virtual

Event Dates: 23—28 May 2022

Registration Deadline: 15 Apr 2022

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This is a Cajal NeuroKit course that combines online lectures about fundamentals and advanced neuroscience topics with hands-on and physical experiments. Researchers from everywhere can participate because the course material is sent home in a kit box.

This course is now at its third edition. The course is held once or twice a year.

Any data we collect has been shaped by the system we used to record it. Understanding the tools involved in data acquisition gives you the confidence to make informed experimental design choices, and the freedom to combine and try new approaches while building your dream setup.

In this course, we will develop your understanding of electrophysiology data acquisition. In terms of hardware, you will learn how acquisition systems can amplify tiny signals and filter out noise. You’ll test this understanding by building your own system to measure muscle and heart signals. In software, you will encounter synchronisation considerations, as we add incoming datastreams and build an increasingly complex experimental design.

Don’t be discouraged if you secretly panic at the mention of capacitance, this course starts from the very basics. Advanced students can make the final project as challenging as they like.

Designed by Open Ephys and Open Ephys Production Site, this course will have an open-source flavour and encourage you to try new ideas, share your insights, and connect with the open-source community.

Course directors:  Alexandra Leighton (PT), Jakob Voigts (USA), Filipe Carvalho (PT)

Contact Details

Name: CAJAL Advanced Neuroscience Training Programme