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In vivo recordings of brain activity using organic transistors

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Communications, March 2013
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In vivo recordings of brain activity using organic transistors
Published in
Nature Communications, March 2013
DOI 10.1038/ncomms2573
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Dion Khodagholy, Thomas Doublet, Pascale Quilichini, Moshe Gurfinkel, Pierre Leleux, Antoine Ghestem, Esma Ismailova, Thierry Hervé, Sébastien Sanaur, Christophe Bernard, George G. Malliaras


In vivo electrophysiological recordings of neuronal circuits are necessary for diagnostic purposes and for brain-machine interfaces. Organic electronic devices constitute a promising candidate because of their mechanical flexibility and biocompatibility. Here we demonstrate the engineering of an organic electrochemical transistor embedded in an ultrathin organic film designed to record electrophysiological signals on the surface of the brain. The device, tested in vivo on epileptiform discharges, displayed superior signal-to-noise ratio due to local amplification compared with surface electrodes. The organic transistor was able to record on the surface low-amplitude brain activities, which were poorly resolved with surface electrodes. This study introduces a new class of biocompatible, highly flexible devices for recording brain activity with superior signal-to-noise ratio that hold great promise for medical applications.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 9 2%
France 4 <1%
United Kingdom 3 <1%
Portugal 2 <1%
Austria 2 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Other 3 <1%
Unknown 532 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 193 35%
Researcher 124 22%
Student > Master 72 13%
Student > Bachelor 42 8%
Unspecified 30 5%
Other 98 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 175 31%
Materials Science 102 18%
Unspecified 59 11%
Physics and Astronomy 56 10%
Chemistry 51 9%
Other 116 21%

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