Jeff Lichtman

Nov. 04, 2011

Peering Into The Brain, But At What?

Despite highly detailed images of the brain’s structure, decoding brain function is still a challenge.

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Building a Brainbow

Researchers have developed a technique that takes brain mapping to a new level, allowing them to label individual neurons in the brain in different colors.

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\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.

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