Tag: monkeys

November 2017
Stimulating inhibitory neurons in a visual brain region prevents monkeys from focusing on a line on a computer screen.
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Light-based method controls inhibitory neurons in macaques

by  /  12 November 2017

Researchers have used light to manipulate neurons that dampen brain activity in rhesus macaques.

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October 2017
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23rd
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Wi-Fi flap; obsessive-compulsive link; brain catalog and more

by  /  27 October 2017

Two researchers balk at talk that Wi-Fi and autism are linked, changes in an autism risk gene are tied to obsessive-compulsive traits in three species, and scientists plan to conduct a census of all of the brain’s cell types.

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Julio Resto, lead caretaker on Cayo Santiago, dumps a bag of monkey chow. The storm leveled feeding corrals on the island.
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Researchers rally to save monkeys on hurricane-ravaged island

by  /  5 October 2017

Hurricane Maria pummeled Cayo Santiago, home to more than 1,500 rhesus macaques, including some used for autism research.

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September 2017
Macaque monkey in the wild
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Monkey model reveals new role for top autism gene

by  /  11 September 2017

Monkeys missing the gene SHANK3 have too few neurons in the prefrontal cortex, a brain region involved in planning and social behavior.

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Week of SeptemberSep
4th
2017
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Face learning; mosaic inheritance; nosy scientists and more

by  /  8 September 2017

A monkey study suggests facial recognition is not innate, a puzzle piece symbol carries negative connotations, and scientists are using a federal law to snoop on colleagues.

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April 2017
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Clever tweaks give brain scans new dimension

by  /  14 April 2017

New improvements allow researchers to look at cells deep inside the mouse brain, make high-resolution movies of firing neurons and monitor brain activity in monkeys over months.

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March 2017
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New atlases chart early brain growth in monkeys

by  /  3 March 2017

A collection of brain scans from monkeys aged 2 weeks to 12 months reveals how their brain structures and nerve tracts develop over time.

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December 2016
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Solitary monkeys missed social cues as infants

by  /  21 December 2016

Adult monkeys that spend most of their time alone struggled as infants to recognize faces.

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November 2016
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Tapestry of neural fibers enriches new map of monkey brain

by  /  15 November 2016

A three-dimensional atlas of the rhesus macaque brain details the structural and functional boundaries between brain regions with unprecedented accuracy.

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Method reveals neuronal firing patterns in reaching monkeys

by  /  13 November 2016

A new microscopy method allows researchers to track the firing patterns of many neurons in a monkey’s brain as it moves.

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