Researchers Map Neural Activity of Fish Brain Every 1.3 Seconds
March 19, 2013 12:19 PM
comment(s) - last by
It is the first to do so at the cellular resolution
A team of researchers from the
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
has successfully mapped a fish brain at the cellular level, allowing a closer look at neural activity at high speeds.
The team was led by Misha Ahrens and Philipp Keller, both of which are from HHMI's Janelia Farm Research Campus.
The team used high-speed light sheet microscopy to achieve whole brain imaging of the brain of a fish larva. They were able to image the activity of 80 percent of the neurons in the brain at speeds of a whole brain every 1.3 seconds.
, this is "the first technology that achieves whole brain imaging of a vertebrate brain at cellular resolution with speeds that approximate neural activity patterns and behavior."
The study found that broadly distributed functional circuits exist, as researchers observed
corresponding activity patterns
across large areas of the brain at the cellular level.
The next step will be to identify how these funtional circuits affect behavior. Understanding neural activity at the cellular level can help researchers not only understand the brain/body's function overall, but one day lead to better treatments or even cures of certain diseases.
This research comes at a time when the White House has been discussing its Brain Activity Map project, which aims to achieve exactly what the HHMI researchers are working on -- understanding neural activity at the cellular level.
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
RE: Watch the video here...
3/19/2013 5:14:02 PM
Yeah, it'd be great to see what sort of things were input into its senses during that same period of time to help correlate things.
"Game reviewers fought each other to write the most glowing coverage possible for the powerhouse Sony, MS systems. Reviewers flipped coins to see who would review the Nintendo Wii. The losers got stuck with the job." -- Andy Marken
Researchers Map Neural Connections in Mouse Brain
April 11, 2011, 10:01 AM
Creationists are Mad About Google Doodle Depicting Evolution
November 24, 2015, 8:48 PM
DHS and TSA: Whoops, We Missed That 73 Airport Employees May be Terrorists
November 19, 2015, 2:16 PM
Star Wars Spinoff Film "Rogue One", Theme Park Attractions Announced
August 17, 2015, 12:20 PM
SpaceX Falcon 9's Seventh Supply Mission to ISS Ends w/ Fiery Stage 1 Explosion
June 28, 2015, 1:10 PM
Cool Science Video: Glowing Millipede Prowls the Nevada Desert
May 18, 2015, 12:00 PM
Newly Discovered Costa Rican Glass Frog is Kermit's Doppelgänger
April 22, 2015, 11:26 AM
Latest Blog Posts
Sceptre Airs 27", 120 Hz. 1080p Monitor/HDTV w/ 5 ms Response Time for $220
Dec 3, 2014, 10:32 PM
Costco Gives Employees Thanksgiving Off; Wal-Mart Leads "Black Thursday" Charge
Oct 29, 2014, 9:57 PM
"Bear Selfies" Fad Could Turn Deadly, Warn Nevada Wildlife Officials
Oct 28, 2014, 12:00 PM
The Surface Mini That Was Never Released Gets "Hands On" Treatment
Sep 26, 2014, 8:22 AM
ISIS Imposes Ban on Teaching Evolution in Iraq
Sep 17, 2014, 5:22 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2016 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information