|Hong Kong Plexon Limited concluded its remarkably successful 2014 Workshop held at the East China Normal University in Shanghai attracting 13% more attendees from 25% more labs who were instructed by more than double the guest speakers from the previous year. Nearly 90 attendees represented more than 50 laboratories from across the country. Further, the attendee ages spanned more than six decades with the oldest bringing the experience and wisdom of his 80+ years.
The 2014 China Regional Neuroscience Workshop offered three full days of instruction including expert training with the OmniPlex Neural Data Acquisition System, CinePlex® Behavior Research System, PlexBright® Optogenetic Stimulation System, Offline Sorter™ offline neural spike sorting software, the new NeuroExplorer® v5 neural data analysis software, U-Probes and other electrodes, virtual reality instruction and animal surgery guidance.
Attendees were honored to hear from special guest speakers Dr. Xuan Ma from Huazhong University of Science & Technology, Drs. Jia-Peng Yin and DingCheng Wu from the Institute of Neuroscience, CAS, Dr. Qian Li from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Dr. JiaMin Xu from East China Normal University. Speakers kindly shared a wealth of guidance and experience on product topics and their own research applications. Attendees enjoyed lecture style presentations followed by hands-on application.
Congratulations to Hong Kong Plexon Limited, and thank you to all participating researchers! This is the largest and most successful China Regional Neurophysiology Workshop to date!
Hong Kong Plexon Limited is Plexon’s distribution partner in China and Korea. For more information regarding product sales or future workshops in China or Korea, contact email@example.com.
FENS Workshop Raffle Winners
For our second raffle of the year, we held a Workshop Raffle at the 9th Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) Forum of Neuroscience in Milan, Italy. We raffled off TWO FREE REGISTRATIONS to the very popular, intense, multi-day, hands-on 2015 Annual Neurophysiology and Behavioral Research Workshop. The winners will receive a full registration valued at $900.00. Check out the green sidebar to hear what Auntora Sengupta, who travelled all the way from The University of New South Wales in Australia to attend the last Workshop, had to say about the investment of her time.
At the close of the conference exhibition at 2:00 p.m., Central European Summer Time, and on behalf of Plexon, Greg Prescott, General Manager of Campden Instruments, a Lafayette Instrument Company, blindly pulled the winning entries from the raffle bin. Plexon is thrilled to congratulate the winners: Elisa Santandrea from Leonardo Chelazzi’s Emergent Attention Lab at the University of Verona in Italy and Sandro Lecci from Anita Luthi’s Lab at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland!
Elisa and Sandro will have the opportunity to take two of the 40 limited seats to join researchers from all over the globe as they descend on Dallas for several days of focused training and exercises presented by renowned researchers and Plexon subject matter experts.
We thank the many raffle contestants for stopping by and participating. Plexon looks forward to seeing Elisa and Sandro in Dallas in the spring. Click for more information regarding the 6th Annual Plexon Workshop.
Did you know . . . How to Migrate a MAP System off of a Windows XP Computer ?
Aging Windows® XP PCs that are used to control Multichannel Acquisition Processor (MAP) Neural Recording Systems can be replaced through Plexon, but there are certain technical considerations that have to be carefully taken into account. The most important one is that the modern PCs available through Plexon are running Windows 7, which is not compatible with the HLK2 interface system found on MAP Systems purchased prior to 2010. A PC upgrade would have to be accompanied by an upgrade to the HLK3 link system. If you are unsure which interface your MAP System has, look at the far-right board on the MAP box. It will have a label saying “HLK2” or “HLK3”.
The other important consideration is that the modern PCs available through Plexon only have one PCI slot in them. Most MAP Systems in the field use two PCI slots: one for the HLK2 interface and one for a continuous A/D acquisition board. The new HLK3 interface is PCIe, which leaves one slot available in the modern PCs for the PCI continuous A/D acquisition board. If you have two PCI continuous A/D acquisition boards, and/or a CinePlex Behavioral Research System, certain additional considerations will have to be made in the switch from your older PC to a newer model.
Migrating from an old Windows XP MAP control system to a newer model can be tricky, so don’t hesitate to contact Plexon at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
Let us know about your 2014 publication citing Plexon and our equipment and we will send you a thank you award with a mug and a T-shirt! Send notices, address and T-shirt size to email@example.com
All articles listed are alphabetical based on first author within two categories: articles published online in electronic-only journals or ahead of print, and articles published in full print.
Recent articles published online in electronic-only journals or ahead of print:
- Angotzi, Gian Nicola, Gytis Baranauskas, Alessandro Vato, Andrea Bonfanti, Guido Zambra, Emma Maggiolini, Marianna Semprini et al. “A Compact and Autoclavable System for Acute Extracellular Neural Recording and Brain Pressure Monitoring for Humans.” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, Volume:PP , Issue: 99, ISNN: 1932-4545.
- Burkhardt, John M., and Louise Adermark. “Locus of onset and subpopulation specificity of in vivo ethanol effect in the reciprocal ventral tegmental area-nucleus accumbens circuit.” Neurochemistry International (2014).
- Chan, Jason L., Michael J. Koval, Thilo Womelsdorf, Stephen G. Lomber, and Stefan Everling. “Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex Deactivation in Monkeys Reduces Preparatory Beta and Gamma Power in the Superior Colliculus.” Cerebral Cortex (2014): bhu154.
- Enkhjargal, Nyamdavaa, Jumpei Matsumoto, Choijiljav Chinzorig, Alain Berthoz, Taketoshi Ono, and Hisao Nishijo. “Rat thalamic neurons encode complex combinations of heading and movement directions and the trajectory route during translocation with sensory conflict.” Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 8 (2014): 242.
- Esghaei, Moein, and Mohammad Reza Daliri. “Decoding of Visual Attention from LFP Signals of Macaque MT.” PLOS one 9, no. 6 (2014): e100381.
- Garcia, Samuel, Domenico Guarino, Florent Jaillet, Todd Jennings, Robert Pröpper, Philipp L. Rautenberg, Chris C. Rodgers et al. “Neo: an object model for handling electrophysiology data in multiple formats.” Frontiers in Neuroinformatics 8 (2014).
- Ghoshal, Ayan, Brian R. Lustig, Maria Valentina Popescu, Ford F. Ebner, and Pierre Pouget. “Unilateral whisker trimming in newborn rats alters neuronal coincident discharge among mature barrel cortex neurons” Journal of Neurophysiology (2014): jn-00562.
- Gullo, Francesca, Irene Manfredi, Marzia Lecchi, Giorgio Casari, Enzo Wanke, and Andrea Becchetti. “Multi-electrode array study of neuronal cultures expressing nicotinic β2-V287L subunits, linked to autosomal dominant nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy. An in vitro model of spontaneous epilepsy.” Frontiers in Neural Circuits 8 (2014): 87.
- Kikuchi, Yukiko, Barry Horwitz, Mortimer Mishkin, and Josef P. Rauschecker. “Processing of harmonics in the lateral belt of macaque auditory cortex.” Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience 8 (2014): 204.
- Ma, Liya, James M. Hyman, Adrian J. Lindsay, Anthony G. Phillips, and Jeremy K. Seamans. “Differences in the emergent coding properties of cortical and striatal ensembles.” Nature Neuroscience (2014).
- McMahon, David BT, Igor V. Bondar, Olusoji AT Afuwape, David C. Ide, and David A. Leopold. “One month in the life of a neuron: longitudinal single unit electrophysiology in the monkey visual system.” Journal of Neurophysiology (2014): jn-00052.
- Mollazadeh, Mohsen, Vikram Aggarwal, Nitish V. Thakor, and Marc H. Schieber. “Principal components of hand kinematics and neurophysiological signals in motor cortex during reach to grasp movements.” Journal of Neurophysiology (2014): jn-00481.
- Oh, Sungjin, Jae-Hyun Ahn, Sangmin Lee, Hyoungho Ko, J. Seo, Yong-Sook Goo, and D. Cho. “Light-Controlled Biphasic Current Stimulator IC Using CMOS Image Sensors for High-Resolution Retinal Prosthesis and in vitro Experimental Results with rd1 Mouse.” (2014). Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:PP , Issue: 99)
- Rajalingham, Rishi, Richard Greg Stacey, Georgios Tsoulfas, and Sam Musallam. “Modulation of Neural Activity by Reward in the Medial Intraparietal Cortex is Sensitive to Temporal Sequence of Reward.” Journal of Neurophysiology (2014): jn-00533.
- Sakamoto, Kazuhiro, Norihiko Kawaguchi, Kohei Yagi, and Hajime Mushiake. “Spatiotemporal patterns of current source density in the prefrontal cortex of a behaving monkey.” Neural Networks (2014).
- Scaplen, Kristin M., Arune A. Gulati, Victoria L. Heimer‐McGinn, and Rebecca D. Burwell. “Objects and landmarks: Hippocampal place cells respond differently to manipulations of visual cues depending on size, perspective, and experience.” Hippocampus (2014).
- Sodhi, Puneet, and Andrew TE Hartwick. “Adenosine modulates light responses of rat retinal ganglion cell photoreceptors through cyclic AMP‐mediated pathway.” The Journal of Physiology (2014).
- Taylor, Hannah, Joscha T. Schmiedt, Nihan Çarçak, Filiz Onat, Giuseppe Di Giovanni, Régis Lambert, Nathalie Leresche, Vincenzo Crunelli, and Francois David. “Investigating local and long-range neuronal network dynamics by simultaneous optogenetics, reverse microdialysis and silicon probe recordings in vivo.” Journal of Neuroscience Methods (2014).
- Tecuapetla, Fatuel, Sara Matias, Guillaume P. Dugue, Zachary F. Mainen, and Rui M. Costa. “Balanced activity in basal ganglia projection pathways is critical for contraversive movements.” Nature Communications 5 (2014).
- Tucker, Roy, Saman Gunaratne, Nigel Barlow, and Liz Stuart. “A Scaling Cross Platorm tool for the analysis of neurophysiological data.” International Journal of Computer Application. Issue 4, Volume 3 (May-June 2014).
- Vigneron, Vincent, and Hsin Chen. “Sparse Data Analysis Strategy for Neural Spike Classification.” Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience 2014 (2014).
- Xiao, Lei, Pu-Ming Zhang, Hai-Qing Gong, and Pei-Ji Liang. “Effects of dopamine on response properties of ON-OFF RGCs in encoding stimulus durations.” Frontiers in Neural Circuits 8 (2014): 72.
Recent articles published in full print:
- Jacob, Simon Nikolas, and Andreas Nieder. “Complementary Roles for Primate Frontal and Parietal Cortex in Guarding Working Memory from Distractor Stimuli.” Neuron 83, no. 1 (2014): 226-237.
- Kim, Sung-Phil, WeiWu, Asohan Amarasingham, and Zhe (Sage) Chen. “Modeling and Analysis of Neural Spike Trains.” Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience; Volume 2014, Article ID 161203, 2 pages (1-2)
- Kunori, Nobuo, Riichi Kajiwara, and Ichiro Takashima. “Voltage-Sensitive Dye Imaging of Primary Motor Cortex Activity Produced by Ventral Tegmental Area Stimulation.” The Journal of Neuroscience 34, no. 26 (2014): 8894-8903.
- Ma, Liya, James M. Hyman, Adrian J. Lindsay, Anthony G. Phillips, and Jeremy K. Seamans. “Differences in the emergent coding properties of cortical and striatal ensembles.” Nature Neuroscience (2014). Jun 25:34(26):8694-903
- Pavão, Rodrigo, Caitlin E. Piette, Vítor Lopes dos-Santos, Donald B. Katz, and Adriano BL Tort. “Local Field Potentials in the Gustatory Cortex Carry Taste Information.” The Journal of Neuroscience 34, no. 26 (2014): 8778-8787.
- Steinmetz, Nicholas A., and Tirin Moore. “Eye Movement Preparation Modulates Neuronal Responses in Area V4 When Dissociated from Attentional Demands.” Neuron 83, no. 2 (2014): 496-506.
- Truccolo, Wilson, Omar J. Ahmed, Matthew T. Harrison, Emad N. Eskandar, G. Rees Cosgrove, Joseph R. Madsen, Andrew S. Blum, N. Stevenson Potter, Leigh R. Hochberg, and Sydney S. Cash. “Neuronal Ensemble Synchrony during Human Focal Seizures.” The Journal of Neuroscience 34, no. 30 (2014): 9927-9944.