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iHELMET: A 3D-printing solution for safe endoscopic Ca2+ recording in social neuroscience

Journal of Neuroscience Methods

Authors: Kapil Saxena, Patrick A.Spooner, Rufus Mitchell-Heggs, Richard G.M.Morris
Publication: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
Date: May 1, 2021
Link to article: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0165027021000443


In vivo calcium imaging using a microendoscope is a state-of-the-art technique to study the cellular activity inside the brain of freely moving animals such as mice or rats. A problem that can arise in social behaviour tests in rats, or similar size rodents, is that one animal interferes with or may even damage the miniature endoscopic camera attached to the second animal.

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