Data visualization from a 1020-channel in-vivo multielectrode array recording 

Data visualization from a 1020-channel in-vivo multielectrode array recording 

The Synthetic Neurobiology Group was able to record high channel count experiments. 

SNG now uses the Willow system routinely to record high channel count experiments. Through this collaboration, LeafLabs has become a major resource for Dr. Boyden and his research in developing new tools for neuroscience.

Since the development of
Willow, the system has been involved in pilot studies with MIT, Brandeis, UCSF, Harvard, Columbia and Novartis.

Brian Allen of the Synthetic Neurology Group conducting experiments with the Willow System

Brian Allen of the Synthetic Neurology Group conducting experiments with the Willow System

We assist with various levels of projects, including experiment design, basic analysis and data visualization.

To inquire about starting a pilot study with us, contact us at:


Publications & Info

Murray Carpenter. "Glut of data from mice brains tests MIT’s computing power". January 31, 2016: https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2016/01/31/glut-data-from-mice-brains-tests-mit-computing-power/Y3V3sKTUP65FDCJiEJPCPO/story.html#comments

Jörg Scholvin, et al. “Close-Packed Silicon Microelectrodes for Scalable Spatially Oversampled Neural Recording.” EEEI Xplore Digital Library, 24 February 2015: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=7047763 

Justin P. Kinney, et al. “A direct-to-drive neural data acquisition system.”Frontiers in Neural Circuits, Front. Neural Circuits, 01 September 2015: http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fncir.2015.00046/abstract

JP Kinney, J Bernstein, J Scholvin, C Moore-Kochlacs, N Kopell, E Boyden. In vivo experimental testing of scalable 3-d microfabricated electrode array neural recording in mammalian brain. Program No. 659.05. 2014 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2014. Online.

C. Moore-Kochlacs, J Scholvin, JP Kinney, JG Bernstein, YG Yoon, SK Arfin, N Kopell, ES Boyden. Principles of high–fidelity, high–density 3–d neural recording. Program No. 873.03. 2013 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. San Diego, CA: Society for Neuroscience, 2013. Online.

C. Moore-Kochlacs, JP Kinney, JG Bernstein, SK Arfin, J Scholvin, N Kopell, ES Boyden. Spike sorting for spatially dense high channel count extracellular recordings. Program No. 208.19. 2012 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. New Orleans, LA: Society for Neuroscience, 2012. Online.

To learn more visit scalablephysiology.org maintained by the MIT Synthetic Neural Group.