Module 7A: Selecting Appropriate Stimulus Parameters for Optogenetic Manipulations
In this presentation, faculty cover some of the key technical issues that arise when designing and interpreting optogenetic experiments. Specifically, Chris Chen and Scott Owen will:
- Describe how to select optimal tools and stimulation parameters for an optogenetics experiment.
- Identify potential confounds related to stimulus parameters.
- Describe key methods to validate optogenetic tools.
After watching this presentation, you should be able to better understand how to select optimal tools and stimulation parameters for an optogenetics experiment.
Ask Module 7 Faculty Your Questions
SfN members have the opportunity to submit questions from August 1 – August 16 to Chris Chen, Scott Owen, Julia Lemos, and Shana Augustin in a Neuronline Community discussion thread. They will answer your questions live on Thursday, August 16, from 1–2 p.m. EDT, so make sure to visit the Neuronline Community forum then.
Visit the Community forum for all eight modules to share your insights and best practices, ask questions, and engage with other training series’ participants.