The brain employs vast circuits of neurons communicating with each other through electrical signals. The goal of this interdisciplinary project is to develop experimental techniques for recording and stimulation of the activity of hundreds of neurons and to use these techniques to understand the function, structure, and development of neural systems.

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Grant No. PHY-0750525. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF. The work is also supported by the National Institute of Health and Burroughs Welcome Fund.


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