Tag: videos

January 2020
neurons firing in black and white
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Brain organoids may shed light on seizures in Angelman syndrome

by  /  22 January 2020

The mutation that causes Angelman syndrome makes neurons hyperexcitable, which may explain the frequent seizures that most people with the syndrome have.

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boy falls asleep eating cereal, and dreams of the moon
Features / Special Reports / Sleepless on the spectrum

What’s the connection between autism and sleep?

20 January 2020

For many people with autism, a good night’s sleep is an elusive thing.

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November 2019
Neurons in zebrafish spinal motor circuit
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New technique follows single neurons from birth to brain circuit

by  /  1 November 2019

A new technique lets researchers watch brain circuits as they’re being built, starting from the individual neurons birth.

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October 2019
Smart phone with augmented reality app
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Augmented-reality app brings research images to life

by  /  22 October 2019

A new mobile app enhances scientific images by displaying augmented-reality renderings of the complete data over printed figures.

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August 2019
Portrait of scientist Alysson Muotri
News / Profiles

Autism researcher Alysson Muotri’s audacious plans for brain organoids

by  /  12 August 2019

Alysson Muotri aims to build a ‘thinking’ brain as a model for autism — even if his colleagues consider that work controversial.

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June 2019
TC Waisman during her performance
Features / Multimedia

The Story Collider presents: Stories from Spectrum

by  /  5 June 2019

The Story Collider partnered with Spectrum for a storytelling event about experiences with autism. The event took place 2 May at the Centre Phi in Montreal, to coincide with the annual meeting of the International Society for Autism Research.

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April 2019
Installers working on massive MRI machine install
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Mighty magnet promises to render human brain in intricate detail

by  /  26 April 2019

A new magnetic resonance imaging machine has the power to reveal the brain’s structure and activity at unprecedented resolution.

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February 2019
expressionless woman in front of the word ANGER
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For people with alexithymia, emotions are a mystery

by ,  /  22 February 2019

One in 10 people struggle to recognize their emotions. New research suggests a vital link between our ability to sense our physical bodies and knowing how we feel.

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Brain’s prefrontal cortex conducts symphony of social players

by  /  20 February 2019

A brain region that orchestrates responses to social cues and aids decision-making may be off tempo in autism.

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head mold shown in two pieces
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Stabilizing head mold leads to sharper brain images

by  /  15 February 2019

A customizable Styrofoam mold minimizes head movements during brain scans, enabling researchers to produce clearer images.

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