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Image of the Day: Inner Glow

By The Scientist Staff | February 26, 2018

Researchers engineered a system for bioluminescent imaging that is as much as 1,000 times stronger than existing methods.

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Researchers create a program that can use fMRI data to identify which musical pieces are in participants' heads.  

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Behavior Circuits Mapped in Whole Fruit Fly Brain

By Anna Azvolinsky | July 13, 2017

Using machine learning, researchers have created extensive maps of the neuronal circuits associated with social and locomotion behaviors in the fruit fly. 

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Image of the Day: Gold Matter

By The Scientist Staff | June 30, 2017

The white matter tracts that wind throughout this microetching are based on diffusion spectrum imaging data from a human brain, realistically portraying the circuits found within a sagittal brain section.

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Infants born to mothers who were infected with the virus during pregnancy—including babies who do not show signs of microcephaly—may experience other birth defects.

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In vivo imaging reveals how grafted embryonic brain cells grow, connect, and mature into contributing members of damaged visual pathways in adult mice.

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Faulty Statistics Muddy fMRI Results

By Tanya Lewis | July 6, 2016

An analysis of the widely used technique calls into question the validity of 40,000 studies.

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How Dopamine Tunes Working Memory

By Tanya Lewis | June 3, 2016

Dopamine receptors in the cortex orient the brain toward the task at hand.

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Brain Keeps Watch During Sleep

By Tanya Lewis | April 21, 2016

The first night people sleep in a new place, one of their brain hemispheres remains somewhat alert, a study shows.

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image: Demystifying BOLD fMRI Data

Demystifying BOLD fMRI Data

By Tim Vernimmen | February 17, 2016

What does blood oxygen level–dependent functional magnetic resonance imaging actually tell us about brain activity? 

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