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Image of the Day: Make or Break a Habit

By | September 7, 2017

Deep within the forebrains of mice, scientists have identified an elusive cell type responsible for forming habits.

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Robotic Patch Clamping Gains Eyes

By | August 30, 2017

Two groups of scientists combined automation with two-photon microscopy to target and record specific neurons in living animals. 

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New and Old Techniques in Modern Neuroscience

By | October 1, 2016

Imaging and manipulating the brain has come a long way from electrodes and the patch clamp, though such traditional tools remain essential.

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New Gecko-Inspired Adhesive

By | April 6, 2016

Flexible patches of silicone that stick to skin and conduct electricity could serve as the basis for a new, reusable electrode for medical applications.

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Top Technical Advances 2015

By | December 24, 2015

The Scientist’s choice of major improvements in imaging, optogenetics, single-cell analyses, and CRISPR

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Wired Flower

By | November 24, 2015

Researchers use a conducting polymer to construct circuits inside plant cuttings in a proof-of-concept study.

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Identity-Shifting Brain Cells

By | September 10, 2015

Cortical interneurons in mice exhibit activity-dependent alterations to their characteristic firing patterns.

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Cutting the Wire

By | December 1, 2014

Optical techniques for monitoring action potentials

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The Body Electric, 1840s

By | November 1, 2014

Emil du Bois-Reymond’s innovations for recording electrical signals from living tissue set the stage for today’s neural monitoring techniques.

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Retina Recordings

By | October 1, 2014

Scientists adapt an in vivo retina recorder for ex vivo use.

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