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Tag: brain imaging

October 2019
Smart phone with augmented reality app

Augmented-reality app brings research images to life

by  /  22 October 2019

A new mobile app enhances scientific images by displaying augmented-reality renderings of the complete data over printed figures.

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Rodent drinks water in machine-learning experiment

Algorithms may predict mouse behavior from brain activity

by  /  21 October 2019

Researchers have created a suite of digital tools that break complex mouse behaviors into discrete parts and link them to the animals’ brain activity.

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A new technique helps reveal patterns in the migration of neurons (green) to their destination (red).

A stop-motion movie of the whole brain, starring new neurons

by  /  21 October 2019

A method that visualizes nascent and migrating neurons in the mouse brain may shed light on brain development in autistic people.

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Mock flu triggers changes in brain, behavior of monkeys

by  /  20 October 2019

Marmosets exposed to a mock infection in the womb have altered vocal development and diminished social interest; exposed macaques show changes in brain structure and function.

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Grid of views of mouse brain: 3D and areas mapped in color

New mouse brain atlas merges two popular maps

by  /  20 October 2019

A new online resource aligns and improves the two most widely used mouse brain atlases.

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Looking directly in the eyes engages region of the social brain

by  /  20 October 2019

The social brain has a sweet spot that activates when people look each other in the eyes but not when they look at eyes in a video.

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Traits of autism, attention deficit linked to small brainstem

by  /  20 October 2019

The severity of autism tracks closely with that of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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Algorithm may help identify subgroups of autism

by  /  20 October 2019

A new algorithm accurately separates highly similar people into subgroups based on their brain activity — and could do the same for autistic people.

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September 2019
row of babies playing with toys that look like genome sequence

Studies of tuberous sclerosis may shed light on biology of autism

by  /  24 September 2019

Tuberous sclerosis provides a unique opportunity to understand autism because about half of people with that single-gene condition also have autism.

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Woman inside MRI machine with clinicians or doctors looking on with clipboards

Autistic girls’ brains show distinct anatomical features

by  /  16 September 2019

Nerve fiber tracts in the brains of autistic girls appear more fragmented than those of typical girls’. Autistic boys’ brains, meanwhile, look like those of typical boys.

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