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Tag: brain mapping

June 2020

Flexible implant records brain activity in rats for more than a year

by  /  3 June 2020

A new flexible electrode array can detect the activity of neurons in a rat’s brain at high resolution for more than a year.

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May 2020
brain shown in four distinct, colorful layers

New mapping technique reveals unexpected brain cell diversity

by  /  13 May 2020

Star-shaped cells called astrocytes may play a greater role in brain development than previously thought.

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April 2020

New atlas maps gene expression throughout the brain

by  /  22 April 2020

A comprehensive atlas of gene expression by brain region could spur new research on autism.

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March 2020

Older autistic adults may retain strong visual abilities

by  /  2 March 2020

Autistic adults may not experience the typical age-related decline in brain regions related to vision.

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February 2020
3D image of colorized brain sections showing neuron connections

Map of fly brain lights up millions of connections

by  /  12 February 2020

A new wiring diagram of the fruit fly brain is the most complex ever created.

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rainbow colors trace marmoset brain

New map charts pathways of neurons in marmoset brain

by  /  5 February 2020

An online map of the marmoset brain may enable researchers to better understand how neuronal connections function.

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January 2020

Researchers map connections in fetal human brain

by  /  24 January 2020

A new map of the fetal brain during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy reveals the brain’s complex network of connections.

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October 2019
Neurons inside mouse brain are highlighted in a 3D view

New database tracks more than a thousand mouse neurons

by  /  25 October 2019

A new resource that traces individual neurons in the mouse brain may reveal how distant brain regions communicate.

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Group of 6 brains show sections colored differently

Brain scans from one person build reliable map of brain activity

by  /  24 October 2019

Mapping brain activity in one person doing multiple tasks creates a more accurate picture of the brain than averaging the brain activity of multiple people doing a single task.

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Neurons in a fish glow green.

Erasable sensor of brain activity could reveal roots of social behavior

by  /  23 October 2019

Researchers unveiled a reversible new technique for labeling active neurons in freely moving animals.

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