Bonn, December 20, 2018. Advances in technology have made it possible to miniaturize conventional microscopes. Now, they can be carried on the head of a freely behaving animal, monitoring neuronal activity in the brain. This opens a plethora of new research opportunities for studying brain function in freely behaving subjects, which is the very essence of neuroethology. The commentary, published today in the latest issue of "Nature Methods“, describes the state of the art for imaging techniques for freely moving animals and the advantages and limitations of the currently available technologies.
Wallace Damian J, Kerr, Jason N D. „Circuit interrogation in freely moving animals“. Nature Methods (2018).