2 articles published in JoVE
Preparation of Horizontal Slices of Adult Mouse Retina for Electrophysiological Studies Andreas Feigenspan1, Norbert Zsolt Babai1 1Department of Biology, Friedrich-Alexander-University (FAU) Erlangen-Nürnberg We developed a horizontal slice preparation of the adult mammalian retina with the plane of sectioning parallel to the retinal surface. Dendritic fields of nonradially oriented retinal neurons were not truncated, allowing the study of signal processing with patch-clamp and imaging techniques.
A Low Cost Setup for Behavioral Audiometry in Rodents Konstantin Tziridis1, Sönke Ahlf1, Holger Schulze1 1Experimental Otolaryngology, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg A fast and inexpensive method for the behavioral determination of hearing parameters like hearing thresholds, hearing impairments or phantom perceptions (subjective tinnitus) is described. It uses pre-pulse inhibition of the acoustic startle response and can be easily implemented in a personal computer using a programmable AD/DA-converter and a piezo sensor.