Monday, March 18, 2013

A Near-Whole Brain Activity Map in Fish

A Near-Whole Brain Activity Map in Fish:  The zebrafish larvae, whose bodies are transparent and brains are tiny, were genetically engineered to produce a protein in their neurons that glows in response to the chemical changes that occur when that neuron fires...

With the modified fish and microscopy methods, the researchers were able to capture the activity of at least 80 percent of the baby fish’s 100,000 neurons over a time period of just 1.3 seconds.  

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