New two-photon calcium microscope records Firing of Thousands of Individual Neurons in 3-D

UCLA neuroscientists have collaborated with physicists to develop a non-invasive, ultra-high-speed microscope that can record in real time the firing of thousands of individual neurons in the brain as they communicate, or miscommunicate, with each other. Simultaneous two-photon calcium imaging at different depths with spatiotemporal multiplexing Adrian Cheng, J Tiago Gonçalves, Peyman Golshani, Katsushi Arisaka … Continue reading

A critical look at connectomics (Nature Neuroscience)

A critical look at connectomics Nature Neuroscience Volume:13, Page:1441 Year published:(2010) DOI:doi:10.1038/nn1210-1441 Published online23 November 2010 There is a public perception that connectomics will translate directly into insights for disease. It is essential that scientists and funding institutions avoid misrepresentation and accurately communicate the scope of their work. Article tools Connectomes are generating interest and … Continue reading

TED TALK: I am my Connectome by Sebastian Seung

“The connectome is where nature meets nurture. The mere act of thinking can change your connectome.”

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