Stuber Lab Links Specific Behaviors to Particular Neurons

For the first time, Garret Stuber, PhD, imaged activity patterns of individual brain cells in freely moving mice to link specific basic behaviors to particular neurons.

Stuber Lab  Links Specific Behaviors to Particular Neurons click to enlarge Garret Stuber, PhD

Garret Stuber PhD, used new deep-brain imaging techniques to link the activity of individual, genetically similar neurons to particular behaviors of mice.  His lab discovered that as one neuron was activated when a mouse searched for food a nearly identical neuron next to it remained inactive until the mouse began to eat. 

 

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