Tag: brain imaging

January 2017
Illustration by Pep Boatella
Opinion / Q&A

Questions for Pua, Seal: What’s wrong with brain imaging work?

by  /  17 January 2017

Despite the completion of hundreds of imaging studies in people with autism, researchers have yet to find features that distinguish people with the condition.

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Week of JanuaryJan
9th
2017
News / Spotted

Trumping science; Brexit blowback; baby brains

by  /  13 January 2017

Donald Trump seems to see science through the lens of conspiracy, Brexit may spur an exodus of scientific talent from the United Kingdom, and preterm babies show atypical brain activity before birth.

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Seeing spots: The brain responds differently to animations of dots moving in random patterns (right) compared with ones that resemble a person moving (left).
News

Brain scans may forecast effectiveness of autism treatment

by  /  9 January 2017

Patterns of activity in certain brain regions may predict how well a child with autism will respond to a behavioral therapy.

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Week of JanuaryJan
2nd
2017
News / Spotted

Family resemblance; accounting for diversity; drug dearth

by  /  6 January 2017

Some women who have children with autism look in the mirror, an accounting firm predicts profit from employees on the spectrum, and 2016 was a slow year for drug approvals.

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Opinion / Q&A

Questions for Daphna Joel: Brain sex differences may be mirage

by  /  3 January 2017

Instead of simply listing sex differences in the brain, researchers should consider how sex interacts with other factors to affect the brain, Joel says.

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December 2016
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Features / Special Reports / 2016: Year in review

Spectrum of color: Our favorite photos from 2016

26 December 2016

Peruse our picks for the best science photos published on Spectrum this year.

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Inside look: A custom laser supplies wide-angle shots of neurons in mice.
News / Toolbox

Pulsing laser lights up networks of neurons in moving mice

by  /  23 December 2016

A new method allows researchers to watch thousands of neurons firing in concert in the brains of living mice.

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News / Toolbox

Device displays mouse brain activity in three dimensions

by  /  9 December 2016

A modified version of an existing imaging technique creates crisp images of neurons communicating in living mice.

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November 2016
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Takeaways from SfN 2016

by  /  17 November 2016

Spectrum’s team reported about 50 stories at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego. One big theme this year: how autism relates to bigger questions in neuroscience.

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Brain boost: Treatments for Rett syndrome could grow a brain region that coordinates movement.Credit: Science Source
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Autism treatments may normalize brain volume in adult mice

by  /  17 November 2016

The effects of autism mutations on brain volume might be reversible, even in a mature brain.

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