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Zebrafish pp 307-320 | Cite as

Correlating Whole Brain Neural Activity with Behavior in Head-Fixed Larval Zebrafish

  • Michael B. Orger
  • Ruben PortuguesEmail author
Protocol
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1451)

Abstract

We present a protocol to combine behavioral recording and imaging using 2-photon laser-scanning microscopy in head-fixed larval zebrafish that express a genetically encoded calcium indicator. The steps involve restraining the larva in agarose, setting up optics that allow projection of a visual stimulus and infrared illumination to monitor behavior, and analysis of the neuronal and behavioral data.

Key words

Whole-brain imaging Behavior 2-Photon microscopy Zebrafish 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors would like to acknowledge the contribution of colleagues Claudia Feierstein and Florian Engert to the development of the methods described in this protocol. MBO was supported by a Marie Curie Career Integration Grant, PCIG09-GA-2011-294049. RP was supported by the Max Planck Society.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Champalimaud Neuroscience ProgrammeChampalimaud Centre for the UnknownLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Sensorimotor Control Research GroupMartinsriedGermany

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