The fundamental unit of processing in the brain is the neuron. One of the most frequently used tools to uncover the function of these neurons is in-vivo electrophysiology. Extracellular action potential recording (unit or spike recording) is a popular method to explore the function of such neurons and requires equipment to minimize artifacts which can be generated during head movements. NeuroTek produces a small, light weight, electrical circuit, called a headstage. When interfaced with electrodes, the headstage will sample electrical activity from the brain and protect them from interference.




X1 unity gain.
Other gains (X2, X5, X10) on request

Species of use

Can be used for recordings in mice or other non-human animals


Sources power from the NeuroTek supply. Power can also be sourced through the NeuroTek Patch Panel. +8V/-8V/G source requirement.

On-board power switch When both rails of the headstage reach the ideal voltage the headstage will switch on automatically. This protection ensures proper powering of the on-board amplifier
Light Standard light emmiting diode colour is yellow, other colours are available.
Compatibility Compatible with other electrophysiology systems, including amplifiers and A-D converters (please inquire)
Dimensions 3 X 2 cm
Connector to commutator Standard connector is Harwin 12 pin latched connector.
Input connector

Standard connector is 10 Pin Mill-Max