Now Monitoring Of Brain Activity Through Microscope: First Time In Science History
- Post By : Microbioz India
- Source: Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
- Date: 06 April, 2016
Researcher from University of California developed a Microscopic device able to monitor brain activity of live animals; it was an occasion of American Association of Anatomists Annual Meeting during Experimental Biology 2016 when researcher presents this novel work. In brief the developed device capable of monitoring brain activity at single cell with millisecond precision.
According to Researcher,
"With this new microscope, we believe we will soon be able to treat the brain as the keyboard of a piano, so to speak, and write in a sequence of activity that is needed to understand or correct brain function," said Hillel Adesnik, Ph.D., assistant professor of neurobiology at the University of California, Berkeley, who led the research team. "After more refinements, this instrument may be able to function as a sort of Rosetta stone to help us crack the neural code."
As a store information and external command our neurons communicate with each other as a electric signals and now Researcher using various imaging techniques to observe this signals.
"If you want to learn a language, you need a dictionary, and if you want to understand how a machine works, you need to know its parts," said Adesnik. "We wanted to develop a technology that can offer a general approach to understand the basic syntax of neural signals, so that we can begin to understand what a given brain circuit is doing and perhaps what's gone wrong with that in the case of a disease."
The research will play a great role to treat number of deadly neural disorders in near future.
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Story source: Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)