OmniPlex and CinePlex Reaches 1,000 Views in 32 Days
March 24, 2014

DALLAS, TX — (March 24, 2014) – Plexon Inc, the leader in advanced hardware and software solutions for neuroscience and behavioral research, is thrilled to announce the winning scientific article from the first Plexon/JoVE Publication Grant Contest featuring research conducted using the OmniPlex® Neural Data Acquisition System reached 1,000 views originating from more than 134 institutions across 28 countries just thirty two days after its posting online.

The article authored by Rebecca Burwell’s Behavioral Neuroscience of Memory and Attention Lab at Brown University titled “Automated Visual Cognitive Tasks for Recording Neural Activity Using a Floor Projection Maze” features an innovative new type of maze possibly more effective for many experiments involving freely behaving rats. Not only did their work require the use of Plexon’s OmniPlex System, but they also heavily relied on Plexon’s CinePlex® Behavioral Research System for digital recording and behavioral analysis that is synchronized with the neural recording data.

The peer reviewed article featuring a full length text component alongside a video detailing the methods employed throughout their process was posted online February 20, 2014 and freely accessible to both journal subscribers and non-subscribers. The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) then featured the article in their electronic newsletter distributed to approximately 80,000 recipients worldwide.

Due to the obvious popularity of this article and format, Plexon and JoVE are sponsoring a second Publication Grant Contest in which researchers are encouraged to submit abstracts for unpublished, original work performed with the PlexBright Optogenetic Stimulation System by May 31, 2014. More details are available at

About Plexon Inc
Plexon is a pioneer and leading innovator of custom, high performance data acquisition, behavior and analysis solutions specifically designed for scientific research. We collaborate with and supply thousands of customers including the most prestigious neuroscience laboratories around the globe driving new frontiers in areas including basic science, brain-machine interfaces (BMI), neurodegenerative diseases, addictive behaviors and neuroprosthetics. Plexon offers integrated solutions for in vivo neurophysiology, optogenetics and behavioral research — backed by its industry-leading commitment to quality and customer support.

About JoVE, The Journal of Visualized Experiments
JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, is the first and only PubMed/MEDLINE-indexed, peer-reviewed journal devoted to publishing scientific research in a video format. Using an international network of videographers, JoVE films and edits videos of researchers performing new experimental techniques at top universities, allowing students and scientists to learn them much more quickly. As of February 2014, JoVE has published video-protocols from an international community of more than 9,300 authors in the fields of biology, medicine, chemistry, and physics.