Our history of microelectrode technology starts in the 1950s. It wasn’t until 1953 that the first glass pipet microelectrode was used for extracellular recording (Rose, Science 1953). The glass pipette had a platinum wire inside, and it had a 10-micron tip. From there, there was a big development where Hubel developed the first microwire-based electrode […]
The day the lab acquired simultaneous single-unit recordings for the first time, it felt like a jump to hyper speed. That graduation from a single tungsten electrode to multi-channel arrays meant a whole new kind of data was available about the region of interest.