Brain Slices pp 263-284 | Cite as

Probing the Extracellular Space of Brain Slices with Ion-Selective Microelectrodes

  • Jørn Hounsgaard
  • Charles Nicholson


In this chapter, we illustrate the use of ion-selective microelectrodes (ISMs) in brain slices. We have confined ourselves to extracellular K+ measurements since these have been at the focus of our interests, although intracellular measurements are becoming feasible (see Syková et al., 1981).


Purkinje Cell Extracellular Space Brain Slice Cerebellar Cortex Bergmann Glia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jørn Hounsgaard
    • 1
  • Charles Nicholson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Neurophysiology, Partum InstituteUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagen NDenmark
  2. 2.Department of Physiology and BiophysicsNew York University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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