• Electrophysiology
    Electro- physiology
    Measuring how neurons communicate with each other
  • Histology
    Tissue sections reveal the cellular structure of the brain
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
    Anatomical imaging using tissue contrast
  • Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)
    Watching the brain as while works
  • Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS)
    Measuring specific chemicals in the brain
  • Surgical procedures in laboratory animals
    Surgical procedures
    Operations are always carried out under general anesthesia
  • Implant technology
    Only biocompatible implants made of titanium or special plastics are used
  • Alternative methods
    Potential and limits of alternatives to animal experiments
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Surgical Procedures in Laboratory Animals

In order to carry out certain experiments, research animals must sometimes be anesthetized and undergo surgical procedures. The implantation of a headpost or recording chamber is an example of such a procedure. The following pages contain detailed medical information about the surgical and anesthesiological methods used at our institute.  

Please note: Because they are very technical, these descriptions may be difficult for laypersons to understand. They are meant primarily for those with medical training.    

Information on surgical procedures is available here.  
Information about monkeys
(pdf, 23 pages)
Surgery room
(pdf, 14 pages)
(pdf, 22 pages)
Anesthesia related drugs
(pdf, 39 pages)
Drug dosing
(pdf, 26 pages)
Surgery protocols
(pdf, 23 pages)
Perioperative Nursing
(pdf, 26 pages)