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Neuroscience Tech Update


Two-photon mini microscope

New two-photon miniaturised microscope enables visualization of brain neurons in freely-moving and behaving animals At this year’s meeting of Optics in the Life Sciences there was one abstract [1] that simply stated ‘We have developed a fast, high-resolution, miniaturised two-photon microscope (FHIRM-TPM) with a headpiece weighing 2.15 g. It is capable of hour-long recording



Introduction Neuroeconomics is the study of the neural mechanisms and computational basis of value-based decision-making and their economic significance (Figure 1). Value-based decision-making occurs whenever an organism makes a choice from several alternatives based on the subjective value that it places on them 1 2. Examples include basic animal behaviours such as foraging, and


Neuroscience has changed and is set to continue to do so

A recent retrospective study reports that the landscape of neuroscience research has changed in terms of research topics, research journals and countries where the research has been conducted. The findings from this study are discussed below and considered important as, ‘…it enables stakeholders to quickly identify the most influential research and incorporate latest evidence

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Tech Overview: Neuroprosthetics Part 2

Introduction Implantable neural interfaces have achieved remarkable medical advances in the treatment of the most challenging conditions, starting with the introduction of the first implantable pacemaker in 1958. Increasing demand for innovation in existing and novel implantable devices is fuelled by the growing ageing population and the increased prevalence of chronic diseases. Chapter I

Fig 1. The averaged relative change in O2Hb corresponding to “yes” and “no” sentence interstimuli interval (ISI).

News Feed – fNIRS Brain Computer Interface provides potential avenue to communicate with Complete Locked-in State Patients

Complete Locked-In State (CLIS) is characterized by a person’s deterioration of all motor functions, but the retention of psychological and emotional capabilities. Traditional methods of attempted communication with people that have CLIS usually involves a variety of brain computer interface techniques. Some of these techniques have involved invasive measures such as implanted electrodes, while

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Fundamentals Series: Micromanipulators Part 1

Our Fundamentals Series of articles will endeavour to discuss basic concepts related to tools, techniques and technology, primarily focused on the neurosciences. Key factors to consider when investing in a new micromanipulator This is the first topic in Our Fundamentals Series. It consists of three informative chapters, with the first offering an overview of

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