Tag: neural circuits

July 2018
neurons glow red or green, indicating how they work to control movements in mice
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Tube of light illuminates groups of neurons in action

by  /  6 July 2018

Shining laser light into mouse brains reveals chatter among separate sets of neurons, showing how the cells produce complex behaviors.

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May 2018
Various colored mouse brain sections.
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Imaging approaches expand view into brain’s complexity

by  /  25 May 2018

Four new imaging techniques published over the past few months enable researchers to easily visualize cells and other features in tissue slices and living brains.

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April 2018
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Webinar: Shafali Jeste discusses brain development in high-risk infants

25 April 2018

Watch the complete replay of Shafali Jeste discussing her work investigating brain structure and function in infants at high risk for autism. 

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Two mice against black background
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Altered brain waves may underlie social problems in autism mice

by  /  16 April 2018

Boosting the activity of a class of neurons that dampen brain signals eases social problems in a mouse model of autism.

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A silicon nanowire touches the membrane of a rat neuron.
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Silicon nanowires stimulate neurons with light

by  /  6 April 2018

Microscopic silicon wires could enable scientists to excite neurons with light without first inserting genes into them.

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March 2018
Diagram showing data motion of mice.
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‘Syntax’ of mouse behavior may speak volumes about autism

by  /  21 March 2018

An algorithm that decodes and quantifies mouse body language could reveal the brain circuits underlying certain autism features.

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January 2018
A single neuron glows green after light stimulates it, whereas its neighbors (magenta) remain inactive.
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Protein duet activates single neurons with light

by  /  12 January 2018

A new technique enables scientists to use a pulse of light to control the activity of a single neuron.

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Webinar: James McPartland discusses biomarkers for autism

31 January 2018

Watch the complete replay of James McPartland discussing the need for clinically useful biomarkers for autism.

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December 2017
a neuron-recording device
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Device detects activity over major portion of monkey brain

by  /  22 December 2017

A large array of electrodes can record the activity of neurons across a wide swath of the monkey brain.

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four brains with the RCrusl section highlighted
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Study of cerebellum’s role in autism homes in on ‘social’ region

by  /  18 December 2017

New evidence from both people and mice points to a part of the cerebellum that helps process social information as being critical in autism.

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