Neuron Imaging Of Worms Providing the Neuroscience Insights

Home » Science » Neuron Imaging Of Worms Providing the Neuroscience Insights Neuron Imaging Of Worms Providing the Neuroscience Insights Scientists have come up with a new method to record 3D video of neural activity in approximately the entire brain of a free-moving animal. It is an advance that may help scientists better understand how neurons organize action and perception in animals. The US’s Princeton University researchers used the technique to record the first 3D recordings of neural activity in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Nematode Caenorhabditis elegans is a 1 millimetre long worm species with a nervous system that has just 302 neurons. The researchers correlated the activity of 77 neurons from the nervous system of the animal with specific behaviors, like turning and backward or forward motion. Andrew Leifer,…


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