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Brain Science News

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Allen Institute for Brain Science releases new data and visualizations for Allen Brain Observatory

June 21, 2017

Improved algorithms, new biometrics and refreshed data make information about the brain’s response to visual stimuli more accurate


News from the Allen Institute for Brain Science: May 2017

May 30, 2017

Highlights include: the new Color & Pattern video, a wiring diagram for sleep, turbo-charging neuron tracing, application information for this year's Next Generation Leader program and NeuroFutures 2017.


A wiring diagram for sleep

May 26, 2017

Anyone who suffers from insomnia knows how sleep is not so easily untangled from being awake—and recent research shows that the brain’s own wiring reflects that pattern.


Color & Pattern

May 23, 2017

Allen Institute researchers visit the new exhibit Color & Pattern at Seattle’s Pivot Art+Culture to show us how what our brain expects to see can have a strong impact on what it does see.