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Stimulating Novel Neural Circuits in the Mouse Brain
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 11, 2016
With light, researchers can coax a group of neurons in the visual cortices of living mice to fire in concert.
Sandip Roy, James M. Krueger | Mar 1, 2016
Surprisingly small sections of brain, and even neuronal and glial networks in a dish, display many electrical indicators of sleep.
James M. Krueger, Sandip Roy | Mar 1, 2016
Sleep-like patterns of neural activity are apparent not just at the level of the whole brain, but also in isolated neural circuits.
Holding Neurons Steady
Amanda B. Keener | Oct 1, 2015
Scientists engineer a feedback loop to fine-tune neuron activity with optogenetics.
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 1, 2015
Eve Marder’s quest to understand neurotransmitter signaling is more than 40 years old and still going strong.
Turning Off Hunger Pangs
Jenny Rood | Apr 27, 2015
Researchers identify a neural circuit that controls feelings of fullness in mice.
Brain Cells Behind Overeating
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 29, 2015
Scientists have defined mouse neurons responsible for excessive food consumption at an unprecedented level of detail.
Takaki Komiyama: Circuit Seeker
Molly Sharlach | Nov 1, 2014
Assistant Professor, Neurobiology Section, University of California, San Diego. Age: 35
Unraveling the Female Fruit Fly Mating Circuit
Kate Yandell | Jul 2, 2014
Three teams identify different components of the female
nervous system that govern mating behaviors.
Linking Neurons to Behaviors
Kate Yandell | Mar 27, 2014
Researchers have created a brain-wide map detailing links between sets of activated neurons and behaviors in fruit fly larvae.