Gain first-hand insights into how spatial light modulators can be used for exploring neural networks with simultaneous optical stimulation and imaging. Dr. Adam Packer explains his use of multiphoton microscopy technology in awake-behaving mice with data to back up the validity and effectiveness of this approach.
In this webinar, Dr. Packer reviews his recent work in which he utilized a Spatial Light Modulator (SLM) interfaced to a multiphoton microscopy system to simultaneously use optical stimulation and optical recording to study neural networks. A major benefit of the use of the SLM is that tens of neurons can be simultaneously stimulated while imaging neuronal activity in a field using a calcium indicator.
Dr. Packer explores the use of SLMs for studying neural networks, with data demonstrating the validity of the approach. He also discusses how the use of SLMs with multiphoton microscope systems will impact future research on neural networks in vivo and awake-behaving animal paradigms.
Dr. Adam Packer
Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale Fellow, University of Oxford