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BRAIN Initiative Director Dr John Ngai provides a Leading Edge overview of three ambitious “BRAIN 2.0 transformative projects” – a comprehensive human brain cell atlas project, the BRAIN microconnectivity project, and the precision access to brain cell types project – which

January 07, 2022
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European Parliament hosted leaders from the International Brain Initiative this fall to discuss strategies that foster collaborative science across borders. A newly published report summarizes key takeaways.

December 15, 2021
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Yellow neuron.

Recent BRAIN Initiative-funded study finds promise in the use of adaptive deep brain stimulation for treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders like obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

December 13, 2021
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Evaluating the validity of flexible models… Astrocytes control inhibitory neural synapses… The future of open source optogenetic data in non-human primates… A brain region that can predict the future…

February 26, 2021
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Creating a 3D atlas of nerve innervation in the pancreas…Instinct and experience drive the cortical plasticity needed for maternal behavior…A new central amygdala fear circuit…Shedding light on visual discrimination circuits in primates….

January 29, 2021
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Research in Drosophila reveals context-dependent visual responses in a brain region thought to be involved in navigation during flight

January 14, 2021
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Improving two-color calcium imaging… Surprising evolutionary changes in interneuron types… Exploring how the basal ganglia multitasks behavior… Using mathematical models to study bat echolocation…

December 09, 2020
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Power-efficient hardware and brain-computer interfaces… Understanding the timescales of neural dynamics… Examining gut-to-brain progression of α-synuclein pathology in a rodent model of Parkinson’s disease… The neural origins of magneto- and electro-encephalography…

November 05, 2020
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Taking the subjectivity out of pain measurement… Using holographic manipulations to understand optogenetic thresholds… Neurons to networks…Studying how parents perceive autism in their at-risk children…

September 30, 2020
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Unraveling neural contributors to position tracking errors in aging humans… A switch to shut off pain… Inducing torpor in mice in order to understand hibernation states… A novel and noninvasive improvement for optogenetics…

August 12, 2020