For nearly nine years, researchers at Lund University have been working on developing implantable electrodes that can capture signals from single neurons in the brain over a long period of time - without causing brain tissue damage. They are now one big step closer to reaching this goal, and the results are published in the scientific journal Frontiers in Neuroscience.
This technology would make it possible to understand brain function in both healthy and diseased individuals.
Ref: An array of highly flexible electrodes with a tailored configuration locked by gelatin during implantation—initial evaluation in cortex cerebri of awake rats. Frontiers in Neuroscience | Neural Technology (2015) | DOI: 10.3389/fnins.2016.00331