Experiment control

Spike2 is an excellent tool for general purpose capture and analysis of experiment data. However, it can also control your experiment and respond to changes in the incoming data.

Stimulate - Control - Respond

Spike2 can generate stimulus sequencing and complex experiment control in real time during data capture using its built-in output sequencer and a CED 1401 interface. To ensure accuracy, digital and analogue output timing is controlled directly by the 1401 and does not rely on the host PC. Additional control is available when using the Spike2 script language.

  • Build waveform profiles and generate digital outputs in an easy-to-use graphical editor
  • Use output pulses to trigger current, voltage and magnetic stimulators while simultaneously recording and analysing responses
  • Control stimulus generators and switch between stimulus protocols at the click of a button or press of a key
  • Output serial-line data using the script language to control external equipment such as audiometers or TMS units for deep brain stimulation
  • Automatically control the sequencing of stimulus protocol outputs in real-time based on changes in incoming waveform and event data

Stimulus generation and on-line measurement
of evoked response

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The graphical sequence editor in Spike2 offers a user-friendly interface for the built-in output sequencer. This video tutorial gives an introduction to the graphical editor and how to use it to setup a range of outputs for use during sampling.

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