Université de BordeauxCluster of excellence

Combined mode commutator

Simultaneous use of electrophysiological, optogenetics and pharmacological approaches in behaving rodents

This very innovative combined mode commutator allows performing simultaneously in behaving animal extracellular electrophysiological recordings, optogenetics manipulations of defined neuronal populations and pharmacological injections on a large scale.

In behaving animals, up to several hundred neurons can be recorded and their activity specifically controlled  in a broad range of behavioral tests.


Modular frame of the commutator


Adaptation to a self-administration box