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Tag: brain imaging

August 2020
Mouse brain images show proteins in mouse brains at different ages.

New ‘synaptome’ maps neuronal connections in mouse brain across lifespan

by  /  5 August 2020

A new atlas lays bare how synapses, or the junctions between neurons, change from birth to old age in mice.

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July 2020
Man working from home office.

INSAR 2020, from home

by  /  31 July 2020

Like so many other events this year, autism’s biggest annual conference — the International Society for Autism Research meeting — was forced to go virtual because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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grid of six brain slices in different staining methods.

Software maps neurons to reference brain atlas

by  /  29 July 2020

A computer program aligns mouse brain images with a reference brain atlas, helping researchers analyze neurons and their connections in a standardized way.

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An illustration of the brain shows the amydala highlighted in green among botanical forms that look like neurons.

Amygdala, the brain’s threat detector, has broad roles in autism

by  /  14 July 2020

The amygdala has long been a focus of autism research. But its exact role in the condition has been unclear.

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June 2020
three teens chatting

Brain responses to social stimuli may vary by sex in autism

by  /  29 June 2020

Autistic girls’ brains respond more strongly to social stimuli than do autistic boys’.

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Autism linked to sleep problems and brain changes in infancy

by  /  19 June 2020

Children with autism are more likely than typical children to have had problems falling asleep as infants, and to have shown brain overgrowth.

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New atlas maps mouse brain in 3D

by  /  17 June 2020

A new high-resolution atlas provides the most detailed views of mouse brain structure to date.

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grid of brains with one area highlighted shows a potential source of a seizure

New noninvasive approach maps seizure-generating brain areas

by  /  10 June 2020

A new method for electroencephalography source localization can noninvasively identify brain networks involved in generating seizures in people with epilepsy.

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May 2020

Social brain may differ between men and women

by  /  20 May 2020

Brain imaging data reveal sex differences in regions linked to social contact.

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April 2020
Side view of the human brain, area highlighted at the back of brain is activated by visual stimuli.

Visual, sensory brain regions in autistic children may have weak links

by  /  6 April 2020

Areas of the brain involved in processing vision are more weakly connected to those that process sensory information in autistic children than in controls.

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