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What the brain saw

The moment we open our eyes, we perceive the world with apparent ease. But the question of how neurons in the retina encode what we "see" has been a tricky one. A key obstacle to understanding how our brain ...

dateMar 31, 2011 in Medical research
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Flipping a switch on neuron activity

All our daily activities, from driving to work to solving a crossword puzzle, depend on signals carried along the body's vast network of neurons. Propagation of these signals is, in turn, dependent on myriad small molecules ...

dateMar 07, 2011 in Medical research
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Silicon whiskers detect neural responses

Dr. Kawano and colleagues successfully demonstrate the neural recording capability of micrometer sized VLS-silicon wires—'Toyohashi Probe' using the retina of a fish (see Fig.1 and Animation). ...

dateOct 27, 2010 in Bio & Medicine
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