Religion on the Brain
Religion on the Brain
Researchers in a small but growing field search for neural correlates of religiosity and spirituality.
Religion on the Brain
Religion on the Brain

Researchers in a small but growing field search for neural correlates of religiosity and spirituality.

Researchers in a small but growing field search for neural correlates of religiosity and spirituality.

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Daniel Colón-Ramos Reveals the Mysteries of Worms’ Memories
Daniel Colón-Ramos Reveals the Mysteries of Worms’ Memories
Claudia Lopez-Lloreda | May 1, 2020
The Yale neuroscientist seeks to understand the brain’s architecture and function using C. elegans.
Biologists Create New Maps of <em>Caenorhabditis elegans&nbsp;</em>Neurons
Biologists Create New Maps of Caenorhabditis elegans Neurons
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 8, 2019
The connectomes trace 385 neurons in the male worm and 302 neurons in the hermaphrodite worm.
Image of the Day: All Lit Up
Image of the Day: All Lit Up
Ashley Yeager | Nov 27, 2018
A super-bright cell-labeling method reveals the intricate wiring that connects neurons in the brain.
Entire Fruit Fly Brain Imaged with Electron Microscopy
Entire Fruit Fly Brain Imaged with Electron Microscopy
Ashley Yeager | May 31, 2017
Synaptic connections and a new neuron type emerge in high-res images, which hold promise for mapping the complete connectome.
Scientists Fingerprint the Brain
Scientists Fingerprint the Brain
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 16, 2016
The brain’s structural connections are unique to an individual, a new imaging technique reveals.
Barcoding the Connectome
Barcoding the Connectome
The Scientist Staff | Nov 10, 2016
Watch how researchers use RNA to track where neurons' axons end in the mouse brain.
Neural Connectome Method Uses mRNA Barcodes
Neural Connectome Method Uses mRNA Barcodes
Ruth Williams | Nov 1, 2016
Researchers swap microscopy for RNA sequencing to track neural paths in the mouse brain.
 
Genetic Tags Illuminate Where Neurons Extend
Genetic Tags Illuminate Where Neurons Extend
Ruth Williams | Oct 31, 2016
Barcodes of mRNA travel to the cells' axon terminals, offering a sequencing-based approach to neural mapping.
Mapping the Human Connectome
Mapping the Human Connectome
Tanya Lewis | Jul 20, 2016
A new map of human cortex combines data from multiple imaging modalities and comprises 180 distinct regions.
Toward Predicting Personalized Neural Responses
Toward Predicting Personalized Neural Responses
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 7, 2016
Analyzing resting brain scans, researchers can anticipate the brain activities of a person performing a range of tasks. 
Complications of Brain Manipulations
Complications of Brain Manipulations
Ruth Williams | Dec 9, 2015
The complex connectivities of mammalian and avian brains can confound the outcomes of transient neural manipulations, researchers show.
Cortical Census
Cortical Census
Ruth Williams | Nov 26, 2015
Scientists document the characteristics and connections of mouse neocortical neurons to establish the most detailed microcircuit map to date.
Digital Rat Brain
Digital Rat Brain
Karen Zusi | Oct 14, 2015
With the help of a supercomputer, researchers have reconstructed part of a juvenile rat cortex.
Brain Activity Identifies Individuals
Brain Activity Identifies Individuals
Kerry Grens | Oct 12, 2015
Neural connectome patterns differ enough between people to use them as a fingerprint.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Nov 1, 2014
November 2014's selection of notable quotes
Mouse Brain Connections Mapped
Mouse Brain Connections Mapped
Tracy Vence | Apr 3, 2014
Achievement represents the most detailed analysis of the mouse brain yet.
Week in Review: February 24–28
Week in Review: February 24–28
Tracy Vence | Feb 28, 2014
New PLOS data sharing rules; mouse cortical connectome published; reprogramming astrocytes into neurons and fibroblasts into hepatocytes
New Cortical Connectome Online
New Cortical Connectome Online
Kerry Grens | Feb 27, 2014
Researchers offer a freely available map of the connections throughout the mouse cortex.