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Brain study finds circuits that may help you keep your cool

January 15, 2019

Brain study finds circuits that may help you keep your cool

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David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory

The big day has come: You are taking your road test to get your driver’s license. As you start your mom’s car with a stern-faced evaluator in the passenger seat, you know you’ll need to be alert but not so excited that you make mistakes.

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Scope advance gives first look through all cortical layers of the awake brain

January 11, 2019

Scope advance gives first look through all cortical layers of the awake brain

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David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory

Just like doctors seek to scan deeper into the body with sonograms, CT, and MRI, and astronomers seek to look farther out into the universe with space-based telescopes, adaptive optics, and different wavelengths of light, neuroscientists pursue new ways to watch brain cells at work deep inside th

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