MIT scientists find way to more easily map the brain

January 16, 2015 2:46 AM

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MIT scientists find way to more easily map the brain

Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientists examining the intricate network of brain cells that underlie sight, thought, and psychiatric disease had a running joke in the laboratory: let’s just make everything bigger. If they could simply enlarge brain cells, they reasoned, the task of mapping the circuits would be easier.

Now, they have found a way to do just that, using a technique that has shades of a 1950s science fiction movie.

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