Simultaneous whole-animal 3D imaging of neuronal activity using light-field microscopy
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Prevedel, R.**, Yoon, Y.-G.**, Hoffman, M., Pak, N., Wetzstein, G., Kato, S., Schrodel, T., Raskar, R., Zimmer, M., Boyden, E. S.*, Vaziri, A. * (2014) Simultaneous whole-animal 3D imaging of neuronal activity using light-field microscopy, Nature Methods 11:727-730. (** equal contribution, * co-corresponding authors)
High-speed, large-scale three-dimensional (3D) imaging of neuronal activity poses a major challenge in neuroscience. Here we demonstrate simultaneous functional imaging of neuronal activity at single-neuron resolution in an entire Caenorhabditis elegans and in larval zebrafish brain. Our technique captures the dynamics of spiking neurons in volumes of ~700 µm × 700 µm × 200 µm at 20 Hz. Its simplicity makes it an attractive tool for high-speed volumetric calcium imaging.
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