BRAIN Initiative Alliance Toolmakers Newsletter - August 2021

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Logo of the BRAIN Initiative Alliance, with "BRAIN INITIATIVE" as a letter block and "BRAIN INITIATIVE ALLIANCE" underneath.

These newsletters spotlight different BRAIN Initiative investigators with tools, technologies, and/or theories ready for distribution to the research community to advance neurotechnology.

The third issue of the BRAIN Initiative Alliance (BIA) Toolmakers Newsletter describes four exciting tool advancements: a miniature two-photon fiber-coupled microscope for 3D neural imaging in freely moving animals, by Dr. Emily Gibson; BARseq and MAPseq, new methods for mapping long-range projections at the resolution of a single neuron, by Drs. Xiaoyin Chen and Anthony Zador; novel implantable micro-coils for stimulating cortical neurons magnetically by Dr. Shelley Fried; and the Phase Calculator Plugin, a new open-source tool for studying local field potential (LFP) oscillations, developed by Dr. Alik Widge.

Check out the current issue and keep an eye out for future newsletters, which can be found on the BIA Toolmakers’ Resources page and in BIA News!

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Cover of BIA toolmakers newsletter with scientific images of brain cells.