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Technique built off rabies virus lets scientists trace backward flow of neural activity in the mouse brain
Six early-career neuroscientists will help guide research into the complexities of the mammalian brain
3D structures of cells and connections reveal new role for an understudied brain cell
Neuroscientists send live human brain samples on a trip to glean insights into consciousness, therapy for depression and anxiety
In circuit neuroscience
Quality control spies a spooky brain
The shape-shifting microglia play a vital role in maintaining brain health
Microglial cells act as the brain’s waste disposal when healthy — can they be manipulated to protect against disease?
New public dataset captures billions of electrical spikes from brains of animals trained to identify ‘oddball’ photos
Pinpointing the cellular roots of Alzheimer's disease to find new targets for treatments and therapies.
Scientists are piecing together the puzzle of the brain using light-sheet microscopy
Scientists are using tumor “spheroids” to study glioblastoma, a deadly brain cancer
Can we put a number on human consciousness?
Scientists are sifting through the hundreds of thousands of brain cells present in a cubic millimeter of mouse brain
3 new projects launch on OpenScope, a shared neuroscience observatory
Thoughts, memories, sensations — why are we still in the dark about how they work?
Scientists on the OpenScope team help share the Allen Institute’s ‘observatory of the mind’ with the larger scientific community
Examine multimodal data from thousands of cells across three mammalian species with the Cell Type Knowledge Explorer
Researchers on the EM team are viewing the brain in unprecedented detail
When Luke Campagnola isn't investigating the complexities of mammalian brain circuitry, he's spending time with family and practicing parkour.
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