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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
Claudia Lopez-Lloreda | May 1, 2020
The Yale neuroscientist seeks to understand the brain’s architecture and function using C. elegans.
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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
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
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
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 16, 2016
The brain’s structural connections are unique to an individual, a new imaging technique reveals.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Karen Zusi | Oct 14, 2015
With the help of a supercomputer, researchers have reconstructed part of a juvenile rat cortex.
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
The Scientist Staff | Nov 1, 2014
November 2014's selection of notable quotes
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
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
Kerry Grens | Feb 27, 2014
Researchers offer a freely available map of the connections throughout the mouse cortex.