A thin “micro-tether” and rotating connector facilitate uninterrupted, hours-long neural population recordings as the animals freely explore their environment.
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Debate unfurls over inclusivity and authenticity in research involving minimally verbal autistic people
Autism researchers can’t agree on how far to go to validate the input they gather from minimally verbal autistic people who use certain communication devices.
A new tool could help decipher the brain circuits underlying aversion to social touch, which is common in people with autism.
The new devices, which monitor neural activity from within blood vessels, show long-term stability in rats and could one day deliver electrical stimulation.
The tool could help researchers study the neurobiology of natural behaviors, scientists say.
When combined with tissue-inflation methods, the microscope can image axons without the need for tissue slicing, the researchers say.
A text-predicting chatbot parses text from conversations in a way that parallels brain-activity patterns associated with speech production and comprehension.
By revealing differences between autistic and non-autistic children, it could help identify autism in babies.
A new method that merges tissue expansion, light-sheet microscopy and automated image segmentation can reconstruct neural circuits in about a week.