New Science: Watch neurons fire in the auditory cortex of the brain!

FAST FACTS:

  • Using a new technique, researchers were able to watch auditory processing in the brains of mice as they listened to tones and one another’s calls.
  • The researchers’ new map of the mouse auditory cortex could lead to better ways of treating people with hearing loss.

See the entire article here.

A two-photon microscopy image showing a calcium sensor (green), the nuclei of neurons (red) and supporting cells called astrocytes (magenta).                                          An artistic rendition of mapping the auditory cortex.

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