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Electrophysiology – News and Features

3D reconstruction of select neurons in a small region of the human cortex dataset.

Brain’s Cellular Structure Is Poised Between Two Phases

Researchers examined anatomy of neurons from humans, mice and fruit flies. They discovered that the cellular structure of the brain is at a critical point, poised between two phases.
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AI Creates "Growth Chart" for Children's Brains

Researchers at QIMR Berghofer have developed a computer-based “growth chart” that could potentially transform the way paediatricians monitor child brain health and allow for earlier identification of neurodevelopmental delays.
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Wearable Scanner Maps Electrical Activity in the Developing Brain

New research has given the clearest ever picture of young children’s developing brains, using a wearable brain scanner to map electrical brain activity.
A purple human brain.

Ketamine’s Molecular Action on Brain Network Function

New research addresses a gap in understanding how ketamine’s impact on individual neurons leads to pervasive and profound changes in brain network function.
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Scientists Discover What’s Happening Inside a Sleepwalker’s Brain

Many adults will experience at least one episode of sleepwalking in their lives, but what is happening inside the brain during these episodes is yet to be uncovered. Researchers have offered insight into this sleep behavior in their recent study.
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Brain Research on How Humans Hear Sound Could Spark the Next Generation of Hearing Devices

Advanced knowledge of how humans process sound could unlock a new generation of more efficient hearing devices.
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Mice Illuminate Brain’s Perception of Visual Illusions

For the first time, research shows that a certain kind of visual illusion, neon color spreading, works on mice. The study is the first to combine two investigative techniques called electrophysiology and optogenetics to study this illusion.
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Machine Learning Reveals Sex Disparities in Heart Disease Diagnosis

Women are less likely to be diagnosed with cardiovascular disorders. Now, scientists have used machine learning to build new and improved models, which could especially improve risk prediction for women.
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Scientists Discover the Source of Key Brain Waves Crucial for Deep Sleep

University of California, Irvine biomedical engineering researchers have uncovered a previously unknown source of two key brain waves crucial for deep sleep: slow waves and sleep spindles.
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Tiam1’s Role in Morphine Tolerance Mechanism Identified

New research has shown how blocking the activity of the Tiam1 enzyme in certain spinal neurons could reduce morphine tolerance and prolong the usefulness of morphine for pain relief.