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Accelerating Neuroscience Research with Better Tools

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10/08/13 | Accelerating Neuroscience Research with Better Tools

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The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the Allen Institute for Brain Science, the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, the Wellcome Trust, and University College London are announcing a $5.5 million collaboration to develop and manufacture a state-of-the-art device for detecting neural activity in animal brains. The research will be conducted in conjunction with imec, a world-leading nanoelectronics research center in Leuven, Belgium.

  • The proposed device builds on technology currently used to detect extracellular electrical activity in the brains of living animals, but incorporates recording electrodes at a much higher density.
  • Over the 38-month project, the group will develop and test the technology, then identify a version that can be manufactured and made available for purchase by the research community.

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Read more about the research in the Applied Physics and Instrumentation Group.