This guide describes the stimulation setup and protocol for TDT's Subject Interface (SI) IZV stimulation boards and provides many template Synapse experiments to get you started.
The goal of this document is to explain the various modes of stimulation that are offered by the Subject Interface IZV. These modes can be broadly categorized by either stimulation type (voltage-controlled or current-controlled) or by hardware method (individual banks, serial, parallel, repeated). We will briefly go into what each of these categories implies and highlight which are being used in the various template experiments that are expounded later. The results of any stimulation paradigm are restricted by inherit hardware limitations - we will outline what these limitations are before the template experiments to serve as a frame of reference for the user. Lastly, instructions for using the TDT switching headstage are also included.