What is LUX?
Calcium imaging and optogenetics have revolutionized how neuroscientists understand neural circuitry. Standard electrophysiology records from 10s to a few 100s of neurons with no specificity. With calcium imaging, you can record from 100s to 1000s of neurons, targeting a structure or functional pathway. With optogenetic stimulation, you can target specific neurons and structures without the potential devasting damage that electrical stimulation generates.
TDT’s LUX devices are the next generation of research tools for calcium-imaging and optogenetics. The first LUX processor builds on the previous fiber photometry processor (RZ5P) by integrating LED drivers, LED sources and photoreceivers. This integrated system allows for easier fiber photometry setup and more flexible customization. TDT has also incorporated miniaturized fluorescence microscopy into the latest LUX processor.