Spying on the Brain, One Neuron at a Time

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Science  04 Apr 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5616, pp. 78-79
DOI: 10.1126/science.300.5616.78

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A clever combination of tools from genetic engineering and optical imaging may unravel the secret of how mature brains learn. The mechanisms that enable the adult brain to learn may be subtler versions of those that wire the developing brain.