Accession Number : ADA140607

Title :   Automatic Control of a Visual Physiology Experiment, Using MINC.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : BROWN UNIV PROVIDENCE RI CENTER FOR NEURAL SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Ryan,D ; Veillette,S ; Daniels,J D

PDF Url : ADA140607

Report Date : 24 Apr 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : We automated a visual physiology experiment that formerly was performed manually. The control of a light stimulus was synchronized with the collection of nerve cell response from kitten visual cortex, using Digital Equipment Corporation's MINC. The computer was integrated into several aspects of the experiment, ranging from data manipulation, storage, and histogramming, to the control of the stimulus sweep, orientation, speech, and duration. The computer also directed nerve spike output to a screen, a printer and a floppy disc memory. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Vision, *Stimulation(Physiology), *Laboratory tests, *Computer applications, Computers, Automation, Test methods, Interfaces, Laboratories, Nerve cells, Response(Biology), Light, Stimuli, Visual cortex, Cats, Computer programs, Synchronism, Digital computers, Integration, Data processing, Control, Histograms, Data displays, Data acquisition, Counting methods

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE