This article describes a dataset of action potentials collected from a neural recording experiment conducted on an adult female Sprague Dawley rat. A teased fascicle from the 5th Lumbar dorsal rootlet (L5) was fitted to a custom-made electrode array (10 wire hooks connected as isolated dipoles, with an effective inter-channel spacing of 1 mm) and neural signals were recorded both with and without manual stimulation of the corresponding dermatome. The dataset contains 20 recordings in total, 10 were made with the animal at rest and 10 were made during stimulation. Each recording contains 5 channels of raw voltage data obtained after amplification and digitisation. In [1], a new method was proposed for analysing such multi-channel data in order to automatically identify and classify the action potentials that correspond to dermal afferents. This dataset is of exceptionally high quality for a neural recording and will be useful in both the development and testing of new signal processing methods.

Original languageEnglish
Article number106561
JournalData in Brief
Early online date21 Nov 2020
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2020


  • Action potentials
  • Bioelectronic medicine
  • Dermatomes
  • Dorsal root
  • Neural interfaces
  • Neural recording

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General


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