B.S. (Bachelor of Science)
Department of Electrical Engineering
New treatments are needed for detrimental neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and stroke. Certain auditory and visual stimulation has been shown to reduce neuropathology in rodents. The apparatus discussed in this paper allows researchers to expose rodents to multisensory stimulation at various frequencies while allowing the rodents to remain in their home cage. An attempt to create a noninvasive and wireless EEG for rodents undergoing stimulation is also described. The design consists of gold cup electrodes, a premade printed circuit board, coaxial cables, a GUI, and a flexible suit that fits on rats. The stimulation apparatus is ready for official use and more testing is needed to complete a functional noninvasive EEG.
Marchini, Charles J., "A Multisensory Gamma Entrainment Apparatus for Rodents" (2020). Honors Capstones. 45.
Northern Illinois University
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Multisensory Gamma Entrainment and Cortical Neuroplasticity