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    Open-Source Fiber Photometry Data Analysis Packages: pMAT vs. GuPPY
    By Kristin Marquardt / June 21, 2022

    Open-Source Fiber Photometry Data Analysis Packages: pMAT vs. GuPPY

    Overall conclusion: pMAT is more user friendly, but GuPPY has more options and flexibility Summary Comparison Table   One of...

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    Can I Start a Family and Still Get Tenure?
    By Penny Kalvin / June 16, 2022

    Can I Start a Family and Still Get Tenure?

    Being a researcher demands a lot from a person. One neuroscientist revealed in a Nature article how she works countless hours a...

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    Why are Neuroscientists transitioning from Academia to Industry? Perspectives from Plexon PhDs
    By plexon / June 2, 2022

    Why are Neuroscientists transitioning from Academia to Industry? Perspectives from Plexon PhDs

    There has been a lot of discussions on Twitter and other platforms about graduate students and post-docs transitioning from academia...

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    Grounding and Referencing for Electrophysiology Recording Systems
    By Andrew Klein / March 14, 2022

    Grounding and Referencing for Electrophysiology Recording Systems

    It has been said, an informed consumer is the best customer. At Plexon Inc, our goal is for users to...

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    Optogenetic Stimulation: Choosing the Right Equipment
    By Nafi Yasar / February 7, 2022

    Optogenetic Stimulation: Choosing the Right Equipment

    Are you thinking about adding optogenetics to your lab? There is no shortage of articles discussing light sources and fiber...

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    Linear Probe Discussion with Prof. Dr. Pascal Fries
    By Pascal Fries / August 9, 2021

    Linear Probe Discussion with Prof. Dr. Pascal Fries

    Linear Probe Discussion with Prof. Dr. Pascal Fries   My question is for beginners, which probe would you recommend for...

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    Causes of Noise in Electrophysiological Recordings
    By Nafi Yasar / June 28, 2021

    Causes of Noise in Electrophysiological Recordings

      A poor ground or reference connection will cause large amplitude noise, which will completely drown out the electrophysiological signal....

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    What is an Isosbestic Control and Why Do You Need it In Fiber Photometry?
    By Kristin Marquardt / April 14, 2021

    What is an Isosbestic Control and Why Do You Need it In Fiber Photometry?

    Data from fluorescent calcium indicators is always reported as a ratio: ΔF/F. This is the same from dyes like Fura-2...

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    Top 5 Tips for Grant Writing
    By Justin Brown / January 22, 2021

    Top 5 Tips for Grant Writing

    Grant writing can be a long and stressful process, so we’ve gathered some grant writing tips to help you get...

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    4 Ways to Show Appreciation in the Workplace
    By Justin Brown / November 25, 2020

    4 Ways to Show Appreciation in the Workplace

    Thanksgiving in America is coming up this week, a perfect time to start thinking about showing appreciation and thanks to...

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