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Behavior Circuits Mapped in Whole Fruit Fly Brain
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 13, 2017
Using machine learning, researchers have created extensive maps of the neuronal circuits associated with social and locomotion behaviors in the fruit fly.
Electrical Stimulation Steers Neural Stem Cells
Ashley Yeager | Jul 3, 2017
Current can guide implanted cells away from rats’ noses toward a region deep in their brains.
Image of the Day: Gold Matter
Staff | Jun 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.
Memories Erased from Snail Neurons
Diana Kwon | Jun 28, 2017
Scientists block particular enzymes to remove the cellular signatures associated with specific memory types.
How Roundworms Sleep
Diana Kwon | Jun 22, 2017
surrenders to slumber, the majority of its neurons fall silent.
Ruth Williams | Jun 22, 2017
Sensory cells of the mouse intestine let the brain know if certain compounds are present by speaking directly to gut neurons via serotonin.
Genes Tied to Wasps Recognizing Faces
Ashley P. Taylor | Jun 14, 2017
The brains of
paper wasps express different genes when identifying faces than when distinguishing between simple patterns, a study finds.
Distinguished Autism Researcher Dies
Diana Kwon | Jun 13, 2017
A child neurologist, Isabelle Rapin popularized the notion that autism was part of a spectrum of disorders.
Image of the Day: Memory Maker
Staff | Jun 2, 2017
The enzyme acetyl-CoA synthetase 2 turns on memory-building genes within the nuclei of hippocampal neurons.
Primates Use Simple Code to Recognize Faces
Abby Olena | Jun 1, 2017
Researchers could reconstruct the faces a monkey saw from the patterns of neuronal activity in a certain area of the brain.