Data from: A double-sided microscope to realize whole-ganglion imaging of membrane potential in the medicinal leech
Tomina, Yusuke; Wagenaar, Daniel A (2017), Data from: A double-sided microscope to realize whole-ganglion imaging of membrane potential in the medicinal leech, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.m20kh
Studies of neuronal network emergence during sensory processing and motor control are greatly promoted by technologies that allow us to simultaneously record the membrane potential dynamics of a large population of neurons in single cell resolution. To achieve whole-brain recording with the ability to detect both small synaptic potentials and action potentials, we developed a voltage-sensitive dye (VSD) imaging technique based on a double-sided microscope that can image two sides of a nervous system simultaneously. We applied this system to the segmental ganglia of the medicinal leech Hirudo verbana. Double-sided VSD imaging enabled simultaneous recording of membrane potential events from almost all of the identifiable neurons. Using data obtained from double-sided VSD imaging we analyzed neuronal dynamics in both sensory processing and generation of behavior and constructed functional maps for identification of neurons contributing to these processes.
National Science Foundation, Award: R01NS094403