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Deep Predictive AI Uncovers What The Visual Cortex Likes Most

Opening the eyes provides an instant visual perception of the world — and it seems effortless. But the process that starts with photons hitting the retina and ends with ‘seeing’ is far from simple. The brain’s fundamental task in ‘seeing’ is to reconstruct relevant information about the world from the light that hits the eyes. […]

mesoSPIMs – New Microscopes Untangle the Enigmas Of Brain Organization

Advanced new microscopes, called mesoSPIMs, are able to image the meticulous detail of brain tissue, down to individual neurons five times thinner than a human hair, and can uncover the 3D anatomy of entire small organs, quicker than ever before. MesoSPIMs enable new insights into brain and spinal cord organization for researchers working to restore […]

Super-resolution Microscopy Sheds Light On How Dementia Protein Becomes Dysfunctional

Super-resolution microscopy was used by University of Queensland researchers to observe key molecules at work inside living brain cells, further unravelling the puzzle of memory formation and the elusive causes of dementia. “One of the distinguishing features of Alzheimer’s disease is the tangles of Tau protein that form inside brain cells, but this is the […]