News tagged with brain activation patterns

Optogenetic toolkit goes multicolor

Optogenetics is a technique that allows scientists to control neurons' electrical activity with light by engineering them to express light-sensitive proteins. Within the past decade, it has become a very powerful tool for ...

Feb 09, 2014
popularity 5 / 5 (3) | comments 0 | with audio podcast

Bad sleep around full moon is no longer a myth

Many people complain about poor sleep around full moon. Scientists at the University of Basel in Switzerland now report evidence that lunar cycles and human sleep behavior are in fact connected. The results have been published ...

Jul 25, 2013
popularity 4.9 / 5 (14) | comments 1 | with audio podcast

Validating maps of the brain's resting state

Kick back and shut your eyes. Now stop thinking. You have just put your brain into what neuroscientists call its resting state. What the brain is doing when an individual is not focused on the outside world ...

Jun 19, 2013
popularity 5 / 5 (3) | comments 1 | with audio podcast

Clouds in the head

Many brain researchers cannot see the forest for the trees. When they use electrodes to record the activity patterns of individual neurons, the patterns often appear chaotic and difficult to interpret.

May 21, 2013
popularity not rated yet | comments 0