NeuroTech Today

 

NeuroTech Today Blog is a great resource for neuroscientists. The articles we post in our neuroscience blog include new technology and techniques related to the fields of microscopy, electrophysiology, and optogenetics.

Quantum dots that light up TVs could be used for brain research

Quantum dots that light up TVs could be used for brain research

Quantum dots, known for their use in TV screens, could change the field of medical research. These nanoparticles may be used as optical sensors or imaging probes in living brains. Their long-lasting fluorescence compared to organic dyes makes them the ideal candidates for tracking cell behaviors or delivering drugs in the body. ...
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Fundamentals Series – Hunting for Electrical Noise on Electrophysiology Rigs

Fundamentals Series – Hunting for Electrical Noise on Electrophysiology Rigs

We have been gathering some information and advice on reducing noise in data recordings. Read more on our hunt here ...
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Your brain has ‘landmarks’ that drive neural traffic and help you make hard decisions

Your brain has ‘landmarks’ that drive neural traffic and help you make hard decisions

Using non-invasive MRI scans, researchers from the University of Melbourne establish the concept of senders and receivers in the brain. They discovered that some regions are better at sending electrical signals, while others are better at receiving them. This discovery might lead to better understanding of neural communication disruptions. ...
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How sleep makes the brain forget things – new research on mice

How sleep makes the brain forget things – new research on mice

MCH neurons in the hypothalamus are known to be involved in the shift between NREM and REM sleep cycles. Professor Giuliana Mazzoni presents a new electrophysiology study arguing for these neurons role in memory performance. ...
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Brain-machine interfaces are getting better and better – and Neuralink’s new brain implant pushes the pace

Brain-machine interfaces are getting better and better – and Neuralink’s new brain implant pushes the pace

Neuralink plans to implant electrodes into the brain of people suffering from paralysis. The aim is to use a brain-machine interface (BMI) to overcome limitations caused by injury or disease in the brain and body. ...
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