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Monitoring electromagnetic signals in the brain with MRI

October 22, 2018

Monitoring electromagnetic signals in the brain with MRI

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Anne Trafton | MIT News Office

Researchers commonly study brain function by monitoring two types of electromagnetism — electric fields and light. However, most methods for measuring these phenomena in the brain are very invasive.

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Electrical properties of dendrites help explain our brain’s unique computing power

October 18, 2018

Electrical properties of dendrites help explain our brain’s unique computing power

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Anne Trafton | MIT News Office

Neurons in the human brain receive electrical signals from thousands of other cells, and long neural extensions called dendrites play a critical role in incorporating all of that information so the cells can respond appropriately.

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