Neuroscience Meeting and Electrode Mapping

Plexon’s newsletter from November 24, 2014 discussing a neuroscience meeting and OmniPlex’s electronic mapping feature.



November 24, 2014

Neuroscience 2014 – It Keeps Getting Better!

Well, after last years’ experience we did not think it could get any better – but it did! Thank you for making this Neuroscience conference the best one yet! We really enjoyed meeting so many new faces and seeing so many old friends. We will be following-up with everyone, but should you need something from us faster than we are reacting now, please simply send us an email to and we will get right on it.

Also, if you are interested in any one of our several openings and did not get a chance to talk to Al Bruns at the booth, please check out the website for more information.

For many of us, this is a short week due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the US. Accordingly, this newsletter will be brief – but not so brief that we neglect to announce our raffle winners or recognize the good work being done by labs around the world using Plexon equipment. Take a moment to check out the big winners below and see who the published movers and shakers are this month!

Congratulations to the Workshop Registration Raffle Winners

Week of: April 27, 2015
Thank you to the more than 100 entrants that participated in Plexon’s Neuroscience 2014 raffle for two FREE registrations to the very popular 2015 Annual Neurophysiology and Behavioral Workshop!

At the close of the conference, James Morizio, Director of R&D, Wireless Platforms with Harvard Bioscience and former President of Triangle Biosystems (TBSI) – an unbiased third party – blindly pulled two winning tickets from the raffle bin. Plexon is thrilled to announce the two winners:

Thank you, Jim, and congratulations once again to Sofiya and Gabriela! We look forward to seeing you in Dallas next year!

The Window to Fill Orders This Year is Getting Smaller

Thanks to all of the labs we have the honor to serve, our open orders list is a big one this year. Manufacturing is working very hard to keep up, but the window to ship orders for this year is getting smaller each day. If you have an order that must be filled this year, please do all you can to get it in as soon as possible – and please be certain to let us know your constraints when placing the order.

Thank you for being a Plexon customer, and we look forward to serving your research equipment needs for years to come.

Did you know . . . The OmniPlex® System software has an electrode mapping feature?

OmniPlex® software has an electrode mapping feature – mapping layer – that performs arbitrary electrode mapping from the signal inputs into the OmniPlex signal processing functions. There are some styles of electrodes that do not have a consistent mapping (wiring) from electrode positions in an array to pins on the connector.

This is often the case for various silicon probes and arrays. But when stereotrode or tetrode signal processing is required, or even arranging electrodes in some sequence for other reason, the mapping function will rearrange arbitrary electrode signals into sets of dual or quad electrode configurations for sorting.

For more information about electrode mapping, contact

Research Spotlight

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

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:

Recent articles published in full print:


Plexon Workshop Alumni Speak Out: Christian Bravo-Rivera

“The Plexon Workshop was just what I needed to begin my single-unit recording project. Not only did I learned that their software allowed me to perform the complex behavior/unit analyses that I needed, but I also learned that there was so much more I could get from my data with such versatile programs. What I value the most from this workshop was the opportunity to sit one-on-one with software developers and discuss my data and analyses.”

Christian Bravo-Rivera
Department of Psychiatry, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine

Plexon is Hiring!

We are growing again and are seeking outstanding, neuroscience-loving candidates for the following roles:

Sales Engineer for Electrophysiology

Sales Engineer for Behavioral Neuroscience

Support Engineer for Neuroscience

Senior Windows Software Engineer

Technician for Neuroscience Manufacturing

If you are interested, send your resume to

½ Priced Workshop Registrations

When you purchase a PlexBright® System with a 4 Channel Optogenetic Controller, any OmniPlex System or any CineLAB System, you are eligible for unlimited half-priced Workshop registrations for the upcoming Plexon Workshop. Ask your sales engineer or email with any questions.

Plexon Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

In observation of Thanksgiving, Plexon’s world headquarters will be closed November 27 – 28, with standard operations resuming on Monday, December 1st. Plexon Europe will remain open.


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