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What’s Special, or Not, about Human Brain Anatomy

As a teenager, Chet Sherwood, a biological anthropologist at George Washington University, did not know he was destined to become a scientist. “I wasn’t the kind of kid who collected National Geographic or watched Nova,” he says. During the mid-1990s, Sherwood was  a member of Speedking, a Brooklyn punk group described by as “an [...]

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Blockheads No More: New Technology Creates the See-Through Brain [Video]

Karl Deisseroth is a pioneer in optogenetics, the technology that has taken neuroscience by storm by enabling the use of optical and genetic methods to precisely control the switching on and off of individual neurons and brain circuits. Deisseroth and his team at Stanford have now come up with an entirely new method to explore [...]

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