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Targeted Calcium Indicators Give a Precision View of Activity in the Brain

News   Jun 29, 2020 | Original story from Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 
Targeted Calcium Indicators Give a Precision View of Activity in the Brain

Using a new calcium indicator that accumulates in the cell bodies of neurons (boxes at right), MIT neuroscientists have been able to more accurately image neuron activity. Traditional calcium indicators (boxes at left) can generate crosstalk that blurs the images. Credit: Howard Gritton, Boston University

 
 
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