Anita Pongrácz

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OBJECTIVE Exploring neural activity behind synchronization and time locking in brain circuits is one of the most important tasks in neuroscience. Our goal was to design and characterize a microelectrode array (MEA) system specifically for obtaining in vivo extracellular recordings from three deep-brain areas of freely moving rats, simultaneously. The target(More)
The durability of high surface area platinum electrodes during acute intracerebral measurements was investigated. Electrode sites with extremely rough surfaces were realized using electrochemical deposition of platinum onto silicon-based microelectrode arrays from a lead-free platinizing solution. The close to 1000-fold increase in effective surface area(More)
Utilization of polymers as insulator and bulk materials of microelectrode arrays (MEAs) makes the realization of flexible, biocompatible sensors possible, which are suitable for various neurophysiological experiments such as in vivo detection of local field potential changes on the surface of the neocortex or unit activities within the brain tissue. In this(More)
The chorioallantoic membrane of chick embryo has been used extensively for many years in various fields of biological research, including virology, bacteriology and toxicology. The chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) is a complete tissue that responds to injury with a complete inflammatory reaction, this process similar to that induced by chemicals in the(More)
The chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) is a complete tissue that responds to injury with a complete inflammatory reaction, this process similar to that induced by chemicals in the conjunctival tissue of the rabbit eye. During the study chemicals are placed directly onto the chorioallantoic membrane and the occurrence of vascular injury or coagulation in(More)
Neural interface technologies including recording and stimulation electrodes are currently in the early phase of clinical trials aiming to help patients with spinal cord injuries, degenerative disorders, strokes interrupting descending motor pathways, or limb amputations. Their lifetime is of key importance; however, it is limited by the foreign body(More)
The toxic effects of the BI 58 EC insecticide (38% dimethoate) applied alone or in combination with copper sulphate were studied on chicken embryo in the early phase of development. The test materials were injected in 0.1-0.1 ml volume into the air chamber of eggs on the first day of incubation. Subsequently, on days 2 and 3 of incubation permanent(More)
Standard 3-inch <100> oriented 200-µm-thick p-type silicon wafers polished on both sides were used (Fig.4.) for the probe fabrication process that proceeded in several technological steps (Fig.5.). The pattern definiton consisted of various thin-film depositions to form the bottom insulating layers, the Pt electrode contacts and wires, the passivation(More)
OBJECTIVE Temperature is an important factor for neural function both in normal and pathological states, nevertheless, simultaneous monitoring of local brain temperature and neuronal activity has not yet been undertaken. APPROACH In our work, we propose an implantable, calibrated multimodal biosensor that facilitates the complex investigation of thermal(More)
A 50% dichlorvos containing insecticide formulation (Unifosz 50 EC) and a 50% atrazine containing herbicide formulation (Hungazin PK 50 WP) were studied in chicken embryos after administration as single compounds. Applied concentrations of dichlorvos were 0.1% (corresponding to the plant protection practice), 0.05%, 0.02%, 0.01%. Applied concentrations of(More)