New publication in "Nature Methods" describes state of the art in miniature microscopy

A new overview article by Jason Kerr and Damian Wallace, published in „Nature Methods“, describes the current state of the art for this technique.

Bonn, December 20, 2018. Advances in technology have made it possible to miniaturize conventional microscopes. Now, they can be carried on the head of a freely behaving animal, monitoring neuronal activity in the brain. This opens a plethora of new research opportunities for studying brain function in freely behaving subjects, which is the very essence of neuroethology. The commentary, published today in the latest issue of "Nature Methods“, describes the state of the art for imaging techniques for freely moving animals and the advantages and limitations of the currently available technologies.

Original publication:
Wallace Damian J, Kerr, Jason N D. „Circuit interrogation in freely moving animals“. Nature Methods (2018). 
DOI: 10.1038/s41592-018-0275-9

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The Center of Advanced European Studies and Research (caesar) in Bonn, Germany, is a neuroethology research institute that focuses on the neural mechanisms underlying animal behavior. The institute is operated by a non-profit foundation under private law. Trustors are the Federal Republic of Germany and the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia. caesar is closely associated with the Max Planck Society (MPG) and shares its scientific principles. The President of the MPG chairs the Board of Trustees and caesar¹s Directors are Scientific Members of the MPG.


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