Howard Hughes Medical Institute: MouseLight Project Maps 1,000 Neurons (and Counting) in the Mouse Brain

Howard Hughes Medical Institute: MouseLight Project Maps 1,000 Neurons (and Counting) in the Mouse Brain. “Janelia Research Campus scientists have mapped more than 1,000 neurons in the mouse brain. It’s the most extensive neural wiring diagram available, and the data are accessible online.”

CBR: Google’s AI Team Open-Sources Brain Mapping Visualisation Technology

CBR: Google’s AI Team Open-Sources Brain Mapping Visualisation Technology. “Google’s research team have open-sourced a new visualisation technology that allows researchers to view petabyte-scale 3D models of brains in a web browser. The Neuroglancer project, available on Github, enables neurologists to build 3D models of a brain’s neural pathways in interactive visualisations.”

“The brain is just so amazing:” New Instagram video series explains neuroscience (Stanford Medicine)

Stanford Medicine: “The brain is just so amazing:” New Instagram video series explains neuroscience. “Many people make New Year’s resolutions to exercise more or eat healthier. Not Stanford neurobiology professor Andrew Huberman, PhD. This year, he set out to educate the public about exciting discoveries in neuroscience using Instagram. Huberman’s sights are high: he pledged to post on Instagram one-minute educational videos about neuroscience an average of five times per week for an entire year. I recently spoke with him to see how he’s doing on his resolution.”

EurekAlert: Blue Brain Project releases first-ever digital 3D brain cell atlas

EurekAlert: Blue Brain Project releases first-ever digital 3D brain cell atlas . “The first digital 3D atlas of every cell in the mouse brain provides neuroscientists with previously unavailable information on major cell types, numbers and positions in all 737 brain regions — which will potentially accelerate progress in brain science massively.”

Firstpost: Researchers Make A Massive Map Of Changes That Our Brain Undergoes As An Infant

Firstpost: Researchers Make A Massive Map Of Changes That Our Brain Undergoes As An Infant. “Researchers from the St Jude’s Childrens’ Hospital have compiled a huge database with the many genetic changes that brain cells undergo as an embryo, and in the months immediately following birth.The findings from the study were published on 14 September in the journal Current Biology.The researchers isolated thousands of brain cells from a mouse model for the study.”

NBC News: I stopped Googling everything, and this is what happened to my brain

NBC News: I stopped Googling everything, and this is what happened to my brain. “You’re talking about movies with friends and there’s this film you must tell them about. What was it called, that one about the thing, you know, with that actor, what’s his name? You grab your phone, get your answer and conversation proceeds uninterrupted. You solved the puzzle and all is well. But what about your brain? Is constantly feeding it the right answer —with your phone being a bottomless Pez dispenser of factoids — making it lazy? Does it eventually atrophy? Who needs an internal memory when we’ve got Siri?”

Allen Institute for Brain Science: Allen Institute for Brain Science Database Release Nearly Doubles Mouse Brain Cell Data

Allen Institute for Brain Science: Allen Institute for Brain Science Database Release Nearly Doubles Mouse Brain Cell Data. “The Allen Institute for Brain Science today announced the release of new data, tools to analyze those data and a new web-based 3D viewer to explore anatomy and connections in the mouse brain, the Allen Brain Explorer. Today’s data release almost doubles the number of mouse cells in the Allen Cell Types Database – raising the number included from just over 1,000 to slightly more than 1,900 cells – as well as adding new neuronal connectivity information to the Allen Mouse Brain Connectivity Atlas and adding more single-cell transcriptomics data from mouse, human and macaque brain cells.”