Monthly Archives: January 2019


Mapping the brain at high resolution

Source: [Anne Trafton | MIT News Office, January 17, 2019] New 3-D imaging technique can reveal, much more quickly than other methods, how neurons connect throughout the brain. Researchers have developed a new way to image the brain with unprecedented resolution and speed. Using this approach, they can locate individual […]


Brain study finds circuits that may help you keep your cool

Source: [David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, January 15, 2019] Research by neuroscientists at MIT’s Picower Institute for Learning and Memory helps explain how the brain regulates arousal. The big day has come: You are taking your road test to get your driver’s license. As you start […]


Scope advance gives first look through all cortical layers of the awake brain

Source: [David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, January 11, 2019] Substantial refinements of three-photon microscopy allow for novel discoveries in neuroscience. Just like doctors seek to scan deeper into the body with sonograms, CT, and MRI, and astronomers seek to look farther out into the universe with space-based telescopes, adaptive […]