October 2014 NLX Newsletter

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The Complete Solution for Electrophysiology Research

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  • SFN Highlights
  • Product Promos
  • Tech Spot:
    Static Control

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NLX Customers Awarded 2014 Nobel Prize in Medicine

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May-Britt and Edvard I. Moser

Awarded 2014 Nobel Prize In Medicine
for Discovery of the Brain's GPS Positioning System
Longtime Neuralynx customers, Norwegian researchers May-Britt Moser 
and Edvard I. Moser were awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Medicine on 
Monday, October 6. Along with their British-American colleague, John 
O’Keefe, the Mosers discovered “an inner GPS in the brain that makes 
navigation possible” by documenting that specific “cells are responsible for 
higher cognitive function that steers the navigational system.” 

Congratulations to May-Britt and Edvard 
from Neuralynx!

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TECHSPOT: Static Build-up and Discharge Prevention


Plastic Mazes and Operant chambers usually cause large static build-up on the animal subject, resulting in recording artifacts, possible damage to equipment and small micro-lesions around the electrode tips, killing close cells. 

To reduce static charges, consider the following guidelines and options:

If the subject is in contact with a metal or conductive surface, a “ground loop” may be created and will generate noise.   Ground the contact surface to the recording system and do not allow any contact with the main building ground, which includes most concrete and hard flooring surfaces.
Recording system ground connections include:

  • Digital Lynx – use the ground (Gnd) banana jack connection on the back of the chassis

  • Analog systems - use the ERP-27 Panel Ground (PGND) connection

Note:  Both of these connections accept a standard banana plug.
Similar to a balloon rubbing your hair, plastic enclosures can induce static build-up on the fur of test subjects.  However, if a plastic compound is necessary for your enclosure, the application of a salt-based EEG paste, petroleum jelly or similar material to the animal’s head can help reduce static build-up near the electronic components.
An ESD-safe or anti-static spray may be applied periodically to the environment for static reduction.  NLX customers have successfully used these products.  Take proper precautions to ensure that the animal is not adversely affected by the scents or chemical compounds of the product.
An extra ground screw added during surgery may reduce the artifacts by lowering the overall impedance of the ground connection.


Arena Construction Materials:
Wood, or wood composites, like melamine
Teflon or Delrin type plastics
Carbon fiber composites
Sheet Metal
Do not use Plexiglas®, Lucite® or other acrylic compounds for your arena construction materials.  Though better than Plexiglas, polycarbonate plastics may still generate static.

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Low Noise
Ideal for Social Interaction,
     Large Maze or 3D Mazes

Advancing Technologies

  • Cheetah Software

  • Digital Lynx SX

  • QuickClip™ Connection

  • Saturn Commutator

  • Hardware Processing Platform

  • Animal Interface Devices

  • ATLAS Neurophysiology System with Nihon Kohden


QuickClip™ Connection

Fastest, Easiest, Most Reliable

Live Animal Connection Method
  • 16 Channel
    Designed Specifically for Experiments
    with Mice
    17mm diameter 1.43 grams
  • 36 Channel
  • 72 Channel
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Best used for Acute (Fixed-Head) Experiments

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For details on current product promotions, contact: or

Neuralynx, Inc. is the Exclusive North American Distributor of Standard Passive High-Density, Multi-Site Silicon Neural Probes by

Providing Tools to Record and Stimulate Neural Activity
  • Thin probe technology accommodates a mild flex, creating a more robust probe
  • Long shank (40mm) option allows probe access to deep structures on NHPs
  • 16 to 64 Electrodes
    • 50 um thickness (with other sizes available)
    • IrOx (Iridium oxide) - standard
    • Pt (platinum) or Au (gold) options available
  • Standard chisel tip or optional sharpened tip
  • Neuralynx Headstage compatible
  • nanoZ measurement impedance compatible
  • Custom Probe options


ATLAS Neurophysiology System 

The Complete Solution in One 

Integrated High Performance Data Acquisition System

NLX offers a MATLAB® version of NetCom for online data processing and experiment control, as well as access to all Cheetah-generated data records.

Our MATLAB User Group webpage is a repository of scripts geared towards online experiment control and data analysis.  Our goal is to provide you with additional MATLAB options and analysis flexibility. 
If you need details on specific scripts or would like to submit your MATLAB script, please email us at
Visit our MATLAB Development page 
for more information.  

 and MATLAB(R) are registered trademarks of The MathWorks, Inc.

Custom Design

Devices & Interfaces to
Meet Your Specific
Research Needs!

You Do the Science.
We Do the Engineering.
Learn more about how
Neuralynx can help
customize your lab.

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Visit Frequently Asked Questions on our website.
Email our Technical Support Team for Assistance: or

2014 Neuralynx Conference Tour

June 5 – 10
Neural Networks in the Arctic
Spitsbergen, Norway

July 5 – 9
FENS: Federation of European Neuroscience Societies
Milan, Italy

September 10-14
SPR: Society for Psychophysiological Research
Atlanta, GA

September 11 – 13
JNS: Japanese Neuroscience Society
Pacifico Yokohama, Japan

September 20
YNS: Young Neuroscientists Symposium
Dublin, Ireland
NLX is the EU Gold Sponsor of YNS 2014

September 20 - 21
ACNS: American Clinical Neurophysiology Society
Boston, MA

October 14 – 15
GDR 2904 Meeting:
“Multi-electrode Systems 
and Signal Processing for Neuroscience”
CNRS Campus, Gif sur Yvette, France
NLX is the Co-sponsor of 5th Annual GDR Meeting

November 6 – 8 
KNS: Korean Neuroscience Society
Seoul, Korea

November 13 - 14 
HSNC: Human Single Neuron Conference
Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD

NLX is the Gold Sponsor of 2014 HSNC

November 15 – 19
SFN: Society for Neuroscience
Washington, DC
Booth #2123

December 5 – 9
AES: American Epilepsy Society
Seattle, WA 


2014 Summer 


June 1 – 17
Transylvanian Experimental Neuroscience Summer School

Pike Lake, Romania

June 7 – Aug 3
MBL: Marine Biological Laboratory
Woods Hole, MA


June 29 – July 3
Interneurons Summer School 
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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