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Novel neural network translates cortical activity to text… Low-carb diet may prevent and reverse brain aging… Transcriptomic characterization of rare von Economo neurons… Deep learning model predicts Parkinson’s symptomology...

July 07, 2020
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Wireless control of stress hormone secretion in rats … Cortical organizational mechanisms underlie brain-computer interface learning … Dynamic advances in noninvasive imaging technology aided by machine learning … Amputees control prosthetic limbs with a new regenerative peripheral nerve interface …
June 26, 2020
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Recently, the NIH BRAIN Initiative Multi-Council Working Group met to discuss future funding opportunities and the sixth annual BRAIN Initiative® Investigators meeting convened BRAIN-funded researchers, stakeholders, and the public to share and discuss the latest discoveries.

June 19, 2020
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The ethics of highly portable, cloud-based neuroimaging … Newly observed cycling neural activity pattern in the hippocampus encodes consideration of future scenarios … Kilohertz two-photon imaging of voltage dynamics in mice … Neural interface for long-lasting, high-definition recording acros

April 17, 2020
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New simulation framework for transcranial focused ultrasound… Novel voltage imaging in awake, behaving mice… Cortical dynamics impact perceptual decision making… Internal states shape behavioral decisions…

April 07, 2020
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New hippocampal circuitry of object-location memory identified…Functional connectivity patterns of thalamic nuclei mapped to better understand epilepsy…Two-photon and mesoscale imaging combined to examine local and global cortical networks…

February 27, 2020
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Coordination of mouse facial behaviors through motor neurons … Untangling neural activity specific to mouse cognition … Novel analysis for understanding human structural connectomes and traits …

January 31, 2020
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National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., announced today the selection of John J. Ngai, Ph.D., as director of the NIH’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative. Dr. Ngai is expected to join NIH in March.

January 29, 2020