Science Webinar Series

Advances in Neurotechniques: Methods that Reveal the Structure and Function of the Brain

Science  08 Aug 2014:
Vol. 345, Issue 6197, pp. 698
DOI: 10.1126/science.345.6197.698-c

Summary

Elucidating the mind's inner workings is one of the remaining challenges facing scientists today. Since Ramó Cajal's first illustrations of neuronal structures, neuroscientists have benefited from new ways to visualize the microscopic components within the brain. The development of new, advanced imaging techniques holds the promise for elucidating a better understanding of the how the brain works. Already, cutting-edge tools such as optogenetics and CLARITY offer researchers novel methods for peering into the structure and function of the brain. This webinar will explore the most recent neurotechniques and how these are being used to advance our knowledge of the brain.