Researchers watch brain in action
In the absence of an illustration for this story,
here’s a favourite Gary Carlson neuron
For the first time, thanks to a new imaging system, scientists have been able to watch neurons within the brain of a living animal change in response to experience.
- “This is the first study that demonstrates the ability to directly visualize the molecular activity of individual neurons in the brain of live animals at a single-cell resolution, and to observe the changes in the activity in the same neurons in response to the changes of the environment on a daily basis for a week.” ~ Kuan Hong Wang, MIT.
This could offer great opportunities for viewing events and processes in the brain in real time. Just wish the article had some pics to illustrate it!