Founding developers Daniel Aharoni, Peyman Golshani, Alcino Silva, and Baljit Khakh
A Miniscope uses wide-field fluorescence imaging to record neural activity in awake, freely moving mice. It has a mass of 3 grams and uses a single, flexible coaxial cable for power, control signals, and imaging data. Using this system, it is possible to image the hippocampal CA1, subiculum, visual cortex and other areas using a GRIN lens.
NOTE: From now on, the Miniscope components set comes with an updated coaxial cable and extension. The new cable diameter has been reduced to just 1.13mm, in replacement of the previous version with 2.80mm. This allows more flexibility in the movement and reduces the stress on the wire.
is straightforward when you follow the detailed UCLA step-by-step instructions. (requires prior registration with miniscope.org)
Experimental timeline (by Denise Cai)