A tuned resonant RF cavity of 3λ length was used (23.5 cm diameter, 100.5 cm long) made of perforated metal producing a standing wave and fitted with two tuned RF stubs each 16.5 cm (λ/2) from opposite ends and thus 2λ from each other: one for emitting the signal and one for monitoring the frequency and power of the signal being synchronized in phase and intensity to the emitted signal.
The anesthetized bird was mounted in a non-conducting plastic holder and placed inside the cavity such that its head was at the center exactly 1λ from the emitting stub and the demodulating stub. Consequently, the signal the bird's head received was exactly the signal at both of those locations. The amplified RF signal was switched between a matched load and the cable to the waveguide chamber by a single-pole, double-throw RF switch controlled by a digitalsignal from the computer program.
To record from neurons in the brain of the bird, a glass micro-electrode of 1-2 µm tip diameter was inserted through a small hole (4 mm) in the skull, and a silver reference electrode was inserted beneath the skin along the back of the head. Arranging the electrodes along the long axis of the cavity prevented them from acting as a loop antenna and electrically stimulating the cells.
Die Stimulation führte bei mehr als der Hälfte der Gehirnzellen zu Änderungen im Betrag der neuralen Aktivität. Die meisten der antwortenden Zellen (76%) erhöhten ihre Feuerungsraten. Die anderen Zellen wiesen einen Abfall ihrer spontanen Aktivitätsraten auf.
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