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Mo

Neuroscientist turned science writer, film buff, funk fanatic, amateur photographer. Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/mocost
Marvin Gaye What's Going On Full album vinyl LP (Original Mix) - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Marvin Gaye What's Going On Full album vinyl LP (Original Mix)
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Teddy Pendergrass - Close the Door - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Teddy Pendergrass - Close the Door
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Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971) Full Album - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971) Full Album
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Grasshopper mice are resistant to scorpion venom - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Grasshopper mice are resistant to scorpion venom
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4,000-year-old brain preserved after boiling in its own juices. Discover/ Altinoz et al. (2013) - http://neuroimages.tumblr.com/post...
4,000-year-old brain preserved after boiling in its own juices. Discover/ Altinoz et al. (2013)
Chaka Khan and Rufus Tell me something Good RE MASTERED Official Video HD YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Chaka Khan and Rufus Tell me something Good RE MASTERED Official Video HD YouTube
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Jimi Hendrix Live at Woodstock full concert - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
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3D reconstruction of 20,000 serial electron micrographs showing a 379-neuron visual motion detection circuit in the fruit fly retina. From Takemura, et al. (2013). - http://neuroimages.tumblr.com/post...
3D reconstruction of 20,000 serial electron micrographs showing a 379-neuron visual motion detection circuit in the fruit fly retina. From Takemura, et al. (2013).
Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (Full Album) - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (Full Album)
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Brains made of fruit and toothpaste by Kyle Bean. - http://neuroimages.tumblr.com/post...
Brains made of fruit and toothpaste by Kyle Bean.
James Brown - Make It Funky Part 1 Thru 4 (Super Rare) - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
James Brown - Make It Funky Part 1 Thru 4 (Super Rare)
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Pseudo-colour scanning electron micrograph showing an axon terminal broken open to reveal synaptic vesicles (blue and orange). Tina Carvalho/ NIH-NIGMS. - http://neuroimages.tumblr.com/post...
Pseudo-colour scanning electron micrograph showing an axon terminal broken open to reveal synaptic vesicles (blue and orange). Tina Carvalho/ NIH-NIGMS.
More on CLARITY here. jtotheizzoe: Seeing the Brain With New CLARITY A new brain imaging technique called CLARITY allows neural structures to be reconstructed in three dimensions better than ever before. It does so by turning the brain “transparent”. Truly understanding the inner workings of the brain means studying not only how individual neurons... - http://neuroimages.tumblr.com/post...
More on CLARITY here.
 
jtotheizzoe:
  
Seeing the Brain With New CLARITY
 
A new brain imaging technique called CLARITY allows neural structures to be reconstructed in three dimensions better than ever before. It does so by turning the brain “transparent”.
 
Truly understanding the inner workings of the brain means studying not only how individual neurons function, but also how they are wired together. Even with techniques like the beautiful “brainbow”, untangling spaghetti-like long-range connections has proven difficult. 
 
Stanford University neuroscientists have taken a step in that direction with their new CLARITY method. Neurons and other cells are normally labeled by sticking fluorescent tags on various proteins and other molecules that a researcher wants to study. That way we can literally see where and how they function. But looking into a three-dimensional brain is like peering into murky water: the fatty cell membranes and neuron sheaths just get in the way. 
 
The Stanford researchers immobilized these mouse brains in a gel, then washed away all the murky muck. This left all the connections and proteins in their right place, free to be labeled in a clear block of brain Jell-O.
 
For more: Head over to Nature News to read more, and be sure to watch their great, detailed video to find out more about how it was done. If you’re interested, here’s the research paper in this week’s Nature. 
CLARITY makes mouse brain completely transparent. Kwanghun Chung and Karl Deisseroth. Howard Hughes Medical Institute/Stanford University. - http://neuroimages.tumblr.com/post...
CLARITY makes mouse brain completely transparent. Kwanghun Chung and Karl Deisseroth. Howard Hughes Medical Institute/Stanford University.
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CLARITY makes brains transparent
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Human astrocytes (green) are about 20x bigger and far more complex than mouse astrocytes (red). When grafted into the mouse brain, they boost the animals’ ability to learn. Image: Maiken Nedergaard and Steve Goldman/ University of Rochester Medical Center - http://neuroimages.tumblr.com/post...
Human astrocytes (green) are about 20x bigger and far more complex than mouse astrocytes (red). When grafted into the mouse brain, they boost the animals’ ability to learn. Image: Maiken Nedergaard and Steve Goldman/ University of Rochester Medical Center
A whole brain activity map: This short clip shows the firing patterns of approximately 90,000 individual neurons in the brain of a zebrafish larva over the course of an hour.  - http://neuroimages.tumblr.com/post...
Zebrafish brain activity map - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Zebrafish brain activity map
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An activity map of the whole zebrafish brain - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
An activity map of the whole zebrafish brain
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Brain-to-brain interface transmits brain activity directly from one rat to another - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Brain-to-brain interface transmits brain activity directly from one rat to another
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Bioluminescent gravestones - http://www.flickr.com/photos...
Bioluminescent gravestones
Bioluminescent gravestones - http://www.flickr.com/photos...
Bioluminescent gravestones
To This Day Project - Shane Koyczan - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
To This Day Project - Shane Koyczan
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Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon (1973) [Full Album] (HD 1080p) - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon (1973) [Full Album] (HD 1080p)
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Tetraplegic man uses BCI to control robotic arm - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Tetraplegic man uses BCI to control robotic arm
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Parliament-Funkadelic - The Mothership Connection (1976) - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Parliament-Funkadelic - The Mothership Connection (1976)
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