Tag: neural circuits

February 2017
News / Toolbox

‘Crystal skull’ provides panoramic view of mouse brain

by  /  3 February 2017

A curved glass replacement for the top of a mouse's skull lets researchers spy on the activity of more than 1 million neurons.

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January 2017
News / Toolbox

New stimulator can target small set of mouse neurons

by  /  27 January 2017

A newly developed magnetic coil gives researchers a stable, precise way of probing the function of neural circuits.

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Opinion / Q&A

Questions for Pua, Seal: What’s wrong with brain imaging work?

by  /  17 January 2017

Despite the completion of hundreds of imaging studies in people with autism, researchers have yet to find features that distinguish people with the condition.

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December 2016
Features / Special Reports / 2016: Year in review

Spectrum of color: Our favorite photos from 2016

26 December 2016

Peruse our picks for the best science photos published on Spectrum this year.

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November 2016
News / Toolbox

By hacking cells’ DNA, virus traces brain activity patterns

by  /  25 November 2016

A mutant virus that infiltrates neurons and delivers genes to the nucleus can illuminate brain connections.

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News

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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Light activates reward circuits in monkey brains

by  /  4 November 2016

A new method uses flashes of light to stimulate specific sets of neurons in monkey brains.

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October 2016
Multimedia / Webinars

Webinar: Alysson Muotri discusses stem cell research in autism

19 October 2016

Watch the complete replay of Alysson Muotri, whose webinar focuses on how stem cell research can provide insight into human neurodevelopment and the social brain.

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September 2016
News / Toolbox

Injected into the brain, silicon net slyly spies on neurons

by  /  27 September 2016

A new injectable electronic mesh enables researchers to gently eavesdrop on the chatter of hundreds of neurons inside the brain.

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Opinion / Q&A

Questions for Rafael Yuste: How to rewire neurons with light

by  /  27 September 2016

Repeatedly activating a group of neurons causes them to fire as a unit on their own. Once the ensemble has formed, stimulating a single neuron triggers activity in the rest of the group.

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