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Brain Science News


A turbo engine for tracing neurons

April 28, 2017

Researchers are creating a way to turbo-charge neuron tracing, in order to handle even bigger data sets.


News from the Allen Institute for Brain Science: March 2017

March 30, 2017

Highlights include the Allen Cell Types Database updated with new data and models, Brain Waves: Engineering big science, new knowledge on how the brain develops, new research on cell types in the retina, Data Stories: Autism and the oxytocin system, a new resource called BrainScope to visualize the human brain, and information on the Summer Workshop on the Dynamic Brain and Exploring Frontiers: Connecting Neurodegeneration and Cancer.


New knowledge on how the brain develops

March 27, 2017

Researchers at the Allen Institute for Brain Science and Harvard University have published a key body of work for the scientific community seeking to understand brain development at its most fundamental level.


Summer Workshop on the Dynamic Brain 2017

August 19, 2017

This intensive two-week, interdisciplinary course aims to give advanced students in neuroscience, biology, physics, engineering and computer science a rapid introduction to the current state of understanding of the neurobiology of sensory processing.