Tag: connectivity

November 2017
he new 3-D map (right) shows more than 500 brain structures in much sharper detail than before (left).
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Map of mouse brain draws sharp boundaries around structures

by  /  12 November 2017

A new anatomical map of a mouse brain shows the precise position and structural detail of various brain regions.

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tructural images of autism brains rarely depict the brain stem.
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Brain imaging reveals brain stem alterations in children with autism

by  /  12 November 2017

Children with autism show different patterns of connectivity than controls do in the brain stem regions associated with balance.

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By painting individual neurons distinct colors, researchers can follow the cells more easily.
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‘Brainbow’ illuminates human brain cells in living color

by  /  11 November 2017

A team of scientists has applied ‘Brainbow’ — a popular tool for painting individual brain cells of lab animals in distinct colors — to the human brain.

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October 2017
This digital map reveals three neuron populations (shown separately and overlaid) in the mouse brain.
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Maps chart inhibitory neurons across mouse brain

by  /  27 October 2017

The numbers and types of neurons that dampen brain signals vary by brain region and sex.

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September 2017
Week of SeptemberSep
11th
2017
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Maternal immunity; drug doubts; harassment scandal and more

by  /  15 September 2017

Two studies back the link between autism and maternal inflammation, other work weakens worry about antidepressant use in pregnancy, and a harassment scandal rocks a university’s cognitive science department.

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Individual differences in brain structure parallel variations in brain activation when people move their tongue or feet.
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Lengthy scans yield detailed maps of individual brains

by  /  8 September 2017

A new database contains high-fidelity brain maps of 10 typical adults.

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August 2017
Relative to controls, children with autism taking certain drugs have greater functional connectivity between brain regions (top, red), whereas unmedicated children with autism show less connectivity (bottom, blue).
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Autism drugs may alter brain connectivity

by  /  31 August 2017

Children with autism who take certain medications have different patterns of brain connectivity than do unmedicated children with the condition.

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Structural anomalies (purple and blue) in the brains of babies with autism at 6 months (bottom row) become more widespread by 12 months (top row).
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Weak ‘wiring’ in infant brains augurs severe autism features

by  /  21 August 2017

Babies who are later diagnosed with autism may show aberrant connections between some brain regions in their first year of life.

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Week of AugustAug
14th
2017
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Transcranial treatment; maternal inflammation; autism ants and more

by  /  18 August 2017

Transcranial treatment may bolster memory in adults with autism, inflammatory molecule may alter an emotional brain region in newborns, and examining ants could yield insights into autism

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Illustration of large colorful geometric shapes with children balancing on them.
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What baby siblings can teach us about autism

by  /  16 August 2017

Studies of infants at risk for autism have not yielded a test to predict who will eventually be diagnosed. But they have transformed our understanding of the condition.

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