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Microscopy image of green and red neurons in a blue section of cortex.
Engineered Rabies Virus Illuminates Neural Circuitry
Scientists turned a deadly virus into a crucial tool for understanding the wiring of the brain.
Engineered Rabies Virus Illuminates Neural Circuitry
Engineered Rabies Virus Illuminates Neural Circuitry

Scientists turned a deadly virus into a crucial tool for understanding the wiring of the brain.

Scientists turned a deadly virus into a crucial tool for understanding the wiring of the brain.

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Creativity concept with a brain exploding in colors.
Understanding the Symphony of Human Brain Development
Niki Spahich, PhD | May 1, 2024 | 1 min read
Paola Arlotta discussed her journey to become a leader in brain organoid research.
Exploring the Past, Present, and Future of Brain Organoids 
Niki Spahich, PhD | Feb 18, 2024 | 5 min read
Paola Arlotta seeks to understand the complex symphony of brain development in vitro by using organoid models.
Charting a New Course Through the Injured Brain
Rashmi Shivni | Jan 15, 2024 | 4 min read
A state-of-the-art technique helps scientists map out tissue at the single cell level after a demyelinating brain injury.
The Scientist Speaks - Into the Mind of Human’s Best Friend: Using fMRI to Study Canine Cognition
Niki Spahich, PhD | Jul 23, 2021 | 1 min read
Gregory Berns discusses training dogs to undergo fMRI scans to better understand their brains.
Image of the Day: Neurons Unveiled
The Scientist and The Scientist Staff | Nov 2, 2017 | 1 min read
Researchers have succeeded in mapping the complex paths of 300 neurons in the mouse brain.
Mapping the Human Connectome
Tanya Lewis | Jul 20, 2016 | 3 min read
A new map of human cortex combines data from multiple imaging modalities and comprises 180 distinct regions.
Locating Language within the Brain
Tanya Lewis | Apr 27, 2016 | 3 min read
Researchers map the mental semantic systems of podcast listeners.
Perchance to Dream
Karen Zusi | Mar 1, 2016 | 4 min read
Mapping the dreaming brain through neuroimaging and studies of brain damage
Processing Faces
Jef Akst | Jan 21, 2016 | 1 min read
Other people’s faces are mapped onto our brains.
New Human Brain Language Map
Bob Grant | Jun 26, 2015 | 2 min read
Researchers find that Wernicke’s area, thought to be the seat of language comprehension in the human brain for more than a century, is not.
Casting a Small Net
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 10, 2015 | 1 min read
Scientists inject flexible, electronic mesh structures into mouse brains to track neurons in real time.
Brains in Action
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 1, 2014 | 9 min read
An inspiring lecturer turned Marcus Raichle’s focus from music and history to science. Since then, he has pioneered the use of imaging to study how our brains function.
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