Photometry Setup Tutorial

A tutorial on how to setup Plexon’s Cinelyzer with Multi-Fiber Photometry System. Plexon’s Multi-Fiber Photometry System is a camera based system that images one end of a branching patch cable containing multiple fibers and extracts the photometry signal from the individual fibers in the bundle via image processing techniques.

Recent advances in neuroscience enable optical monitoring of neural activity in real time using genetically encoded calcium indicators (GECIs), such as GCaMP** proteins. Fiber photometry provides the most sensitive and easiest way to record neuronal activities of the deep brain structures in behaving animals.