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New article on Recording of cortical activity underlying volcalization on freely moving minipigs

In this study, we introduce a novel experimental paradigm to identify the cortical dynamics underlying vocal production in behaving minipigs.

We first show that implantations of soft ECoG grids provided by our partners at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausane (Swizerland), can be done safely using conventional craniotomy in minipigs younger than 5 months. Using wireless recordings in behaving animals, we further show activation of the motor and premotor cortex around the onset of

vocal production of grunts, the most common vocalization of pigs.

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