Tag: connectivity

November 2017
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Technology from ‘Harry Potter’ movies brings magic of brain into focus

by  /  15 November 2017

The same techniques that generate images of smoke, clouds and fantastic beasts in movies can render neurons and brain structures in fine-grained detail.

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Mouse imaging study hints at how fragile X drug trial went wrong

by  /  15 November 2017

The drug mavoglurant has no effect on a brain circuit involved in social behavior in a mouse model of fragile X syndrome. That may explain its poor performance in people with the condition.

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Chromosome 16 deletion miswires brain in people, mice

by  /  14 November 2017

Mice and people missing a copy of a chromosomal region called 16p11.2 show similar patterns of weak brain connections.

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Note to autism scientists: Control for z’s

by  /  13 November 2017

Differences in sleep and circadian rhythm may distort the results of autism studies.

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Brain imaging reveals brain stem alterations in children with autism

by  /  12 November 2017

Children with autism show different patterns of connectivity than controls do in the brain stem regions associated with balance.

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Map of mouse brain draws sharp boundaries around structures

by  /  12 November 2017

A new anatomical map of a mouse brain shows the precise position and structural detail of various brain regions.

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‘Brainbow’ illuminates human brain cells in living color

by  /  11 November 2017

A team of scientists has applied ‘Brainbow’ — a popular tool for painting individual brain cells of lab animals in distinct colors — to the human brain.

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October 2017
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Maps chart inhibitory neurons across mouse brain

by  /  27 October 2017

The numbers and types of neurons that dampen brain signals vary by brain region and sex.

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September 2017
Week of SeptemberSep
11th
2017
News / Spotted

Maternal immunity; drug doubts; harassment scandal and more

by  /  15 September 2017

Two studies back the link between autism and maternal inflammation, other work weakens worry about antidepressant use in pregnancy, and a harassment scandal rocks a university’s cognitive science department.

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Lengthy scans yield detailed maps of individual brains

by  /  8 September 2017

A new database contains high-fidelity brain maps of 10 typical adults.

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