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Lab Notes — a podcast from the Allen Institute
March 15, 2022 — Scientists have known for centuries that the brain is the seat of human thought, but we’re still in the dark about how it works. For Brain Awareness Week 2022, Lab Notes asked four neuroscientists to get into the weeds with us about why the brain is so complicated and hard to understand. Do we have any hope of understanding our own brains?
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New research to understand how the brain handles optical illusions and makes predictions
May 9, 2022
3 new projects launch on OpenScope, a shared neuroscience observatory
SciShots: The labyrinthian protein factory of the cell
May 6, 2022
Graphics software for microscope imagery lights up the endoplasmic reticulum
SciShots: How the brain plugs leaks
April 22, 2022
A delicate molecular dance maintains the blood-brain barrier, protecting the brain while allowing transport of necessary resources
Why is the human brain so difficult to understand? We asked 4 neuroscientists.
April 21, 2022
Thoughts, memories, sensations — why are we still in the dark about how they work?
SciShots: Gentle imaging for delicate cells
April 15, 2022
Examining fine details for longer time periods
SciShots: Modeling for the masses
April 8, 2022
New tool helps scientists see how E. coli finds its center
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