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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:59 PM

This is what a fish thought looks like




There are 2 very short videos accompanying the article:

For the first time, researchers have been able to see a thought "swim" through the brain of a living fish. The new technology is a useful tool for studies of perception. It might even find use in psychiatric drug discovery, according to authors of the study, appearing online on January 31 in Current Biology.

"Our work is the first to show brain activities in real time in an intact animal during that animal's natural behavior," said Koichi Kawakami of Japan's National Institute of Genetics. "We can make the invisible visible; that's what is most important."

The technical breakthrough included the development of a very sensitive fluorescent probe to detect neuronal activity. Kawakami, along with Junichi Nakai of Saitama University and their colleagues, also devised a genetic method for inserting that probe right into the neurons of interest. The two-part approach allowed the researchers to detect neuronal activity at single-cell resolution in the zebrafish brain.

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 05:10 PM

1. Interesting....

That snapshot of a fish thought looks identical to what I imagine one a teabaglicon would have.....

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 05:10 PM

2. Or this one...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022290758

Couldn't resist. Sorry.

It's an R&K.

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 06:33 PM

3. Will it work on

 

the tea party?

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