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Thursday, January 13, 2011

New Tools for Understanding the Brain

In Science Daily via Stan Dyck: " ... UCLA neuroscientists have now collaborated with physicists to develop a non-invasive, ultra-high-speed microscope that can record in real time the firing of thousands of individual neurons in the brain as they communicate, or miscommunicate, with each other ... ".   Consider in particular how this could be used to gather statistical data about the fine grained activity  of neural interaction.  If this plays out it could be a big step forward. 

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