Reverse optical probing (ROPING) of neocortical circuits. Academic Article uri icon


  • We describe an optical technique to detect circuits of synaptically connected neurons. By combining calcium imaging of the spontaneous activity of neuronal populations with intracellular recordings from a given neuron, we perform a type of reverse correlation analysis to detect neurons that generate action potentials time-locked to the synaptic currents of the recorded cell. This technique can quickly reveal monosynaptically connected neurons.

publication date

  • November 2006