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Neuropixels recordings of retinal axons in mouse optic tract

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posted on 19.06.2020 by Sylvia Schroeder, Nick Steinmetz, Marius Pachitariu, Michael Krumin Krumins, Kenneth Harris, Matteo Carandini
These data contain activity (in form of action potentials) of single retinal axons recorded in the optic tract of mouse. Mice were able to run on rotating wheel. Running speed was recorded simultaneously. Mice were presented with full-field, drifting, sinusoidal gratings (“gratings”), darkness (“dark”), black and white squares on gray background (“noise”), or full-field screen inverting between black and white at fast rates ("flickers").

See Schröder et al. (2020) for details on methods (https://www.cell.com/neuron/fulltext/S0896-6273(20)30318-4).

See Optic tract ALF definitions.pdf for detailed description of data.

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This work was supported by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (grant BB/P003273/1 to MC and SS), by the European Union’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie program (fellowships 62387 to SS and 656528 to NAS), by the Human Frontier Sciences Program (fellowship LT001071/2015-L to NAS), by the Wellcome Trust (grants 205093 and 102264 to MC and KDH), and by HHMI Janelia Research Center (MP). MC holds the GlaxoSmithKline / Fight for Sight Chair in Visual Neuroscience.

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