Journal article

A method for systematic electrochemical and electrophysiological evaluation of neural recording electrodes.

Alexander R Harris, Simeon J Morgan, Gordon G Wallace, Antonio G Paolini

J Vis Exp | Published : 2014

Abstract

New materials and designs for neural implants are typically tested separately, with a demonstration of performance but without reference to other implant characteristics. This precludes a rational selection of a particular implant as optimal for a particular application and the development of new materials based on the most critical performance parameters. This article develops a protocol for in vitro and in vivo testing of neural recording electrodes. Recommended parameters for electrochemical and electrophysiological testing are documented with the key steps and potential issues discussed. This method eliminates or reduces the impact of many systematic errors present in simpler in vivo tes..

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