Localized stimulation and recording in the spinal cord with microelectrode arrays

J. E. Arle, J. L. Shils, W. Q. Malik
2012 2012 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society  
The use of microelectrodes for both recording and stimulation of cortical tissue is a well-established technique in neuroscience. We demonstrate that the use of existing microelectrode arrays and instrumentation can be extended to studying the spinal cord. We show that microelectrode arrays can be used to perform stimulation and recording in the corticospinal tract of an animal model commonly used in spinal cord injury (SCI) research. This technique could not only provide fundamental insights
more » ... to the structure and function of the spinal cord, but also ultimately serve as the basis of a therapeutic treatment for severe spinal cord injuries.
doi:10.1109/embc.2012.6346312 pmid:23366273 dblp:conf/embc/ArleSM12 fatcat:3qxrts27qbd7zf63mws6xygrc4