Visual evoked potential recording in rodents

Yuyi You*, Alexander Klistorner, Stuart L. Graham

*Corresponding author for this work

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The visual evoked potential (VEP) is an electronic potential recorded from the visual cortex in response to a visual stimulus. It provides a means to examine the function of the visual pathway from the retina to the occipital cortex. The most common animals employed in VEP laboratory studies are rats. In this chapter, we describe the basic 'flash VEP' recording protocol in rodents and discuss the practical aspects of the preparation including anaesthesia methods, electrode configuration, stimulus design, dark adaptation, filter settings and signal sampling with the authors' personal experience. We also review the recent use of the VEP in laboratory researches in several optic nerve disease models, including glaucoma, ischemic optic neuropathy and optic neuritis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStimulation and Inhibition of Neurons
EditorsPaul M. Pilowsky, Melissa M.J. Farnham, Angelina Y. Fong
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherHumana Press
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781627032339
ISBN (Print)9781627032322
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

PublisherHumana Press
ISSN (Print)0893-2336
ISSN (Electronic)1940-6045

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