Development of a multichannel recording system for bioelectrical activities in freely moving rats and its application to sleep and absence epilepsy

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In the field of behavioral neuroscience, the continuous and mutichannel recording of bioelectric activities, such as electroencephalography, electromyography, and electrocardiography, is necessary to understand the physiological correlates with brain activity. In this review, I address issues based on my research interests: (1) the recent development and future directions of multichannel recording and analysis systems in freely moving rats are discussed; (2) functional aspects of sleep in sensory processing, including sleep-dependent learning and memory consolidation and the possibility of sleep learning, are included; and (3) the network operation of absence epilepsy is elucidated, particularly the relationship between sleep and absence epilepsy. It is hoped that improved understanding of sleep and absence epilepsy will ultimately lead to more-effective treatment options.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-90
JournalTzu Chi Medical Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Apr 1


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  • Medicine(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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