BRAIN Blog

Requests for Applications (RFAs) for the NIH BRAIN Initiative® continue to address critical components of the BRAIN 2025 Report, including novel tools to explore brain microconnectivity and non-neuronal cells, technology integration and dissemination, neuroethics, non-invasive human brain…

November 09, 2017

Enhancement of a new DNA-based bioimaging technique… Method allowing near-simultaneous imaging of several thousand neurons in awake behaving mice… Imaging method to overcome biological tissue refractive index inhomogeneity increases large-field-of-view imaging depth… Open-source software…

September 22, 2017

Intracranial electrical recordings and neuro-stimulation of neurosurgical patients have made fundamental contributions to our understanding of vision, speech, decision making, memory, and sensorimotor processing.

September 06, 2017

Method to overcome light scatter in optical imaging distinguishes moving objects with high fidelity… Novel analysis method improves accuracy of neural network models… Improved imaging technique reveals synaptic transmission at quantal resolution in fruit fly larvae

July 05, 2017

BRAIN Initiative team pushes the limits of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) for human brain… A novel tool to manipulate gene function in specific cell types… Understanding the functional diversity of retinal bipolar cells…

June 20, 2017

Fabrication and testing of implanted magnetic microcoils to stimulate neurons… Optogenetic-induced seizure model to enhance understanding of interneuron roles… New optical technique to identify voltage activity patterns in specific cell types…

March 13, 2017

Recent meetings of the Multi-Council Working Group (MCWG) for the NIH BRAIN Initiative and the MCWG Neuroethics Division provided updates on BRAIN’s scientific progress, considerations of the neuroethical issues surrounding the science, and discussions on how to continue working toward the…

March 08, 2017

Videocasts will be available for the NIH BRAIN Initiative Multi-Council Working Group and Neuroethics Division meetings on February 14th and February 15th

February 13, 2017

Whole brain mapping of a sensorimotor response in the zebrafish… Novel optogenetics combination to control select cells in deep brain tissue at high resolution… Instability of neurons during stable song behavior in songbirds…

January 10, 2017