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Brain Science News May 2017

Brain Science News May 2017

How do great artists tap into our visual system?

In this video, Allen Institute researchers visit the new exhibit Color & Pattern at Seattle's Pivot Art+Culture to show us how what our brain expects to see can have a strong impact on what it does see.

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A wiring diagram for sleep

A wiring diagram for sleep

Anyone who suffers from insomnia knows how sleep is not so easily untangled from being awake--and recent research by scientists at the Allen Institute for Brain Science and the University of California, Berkeley shows that the brain's own wiring reflects that pattern.

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A turbo engine for tracing neurons

Publication in Neuron highlights the Allen Developing Mouse Brain Atlas and its ability to trace regions of the developing brain to better understand human brain developmental diseases

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Next Gen Leaders

Apply now to be a Next Generation Leader

Next Generation Leaders at the Allen Institute for Brain Science gain tremendous experience and professional development while serving as Institute ambassadors. The application deadline is June 9, 2017.

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NeuroFutures 2017

NeuroFutures 2017

The annual NeuroFutures conference brings together experts from across the field of neuroscience for a series of stimulating talks and posters. Join Allen Institute researchers at NeuroFutures 2017: Brain Connectivity in Health and Disease on July 9-11 at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C.

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Video Games Help Model Brain's Neurons
New York Times, April 24, 2017

Mozak turns brain cell mapping into video game, thanks to UW and Allen Institute
GeekWire, April 24, 2017

Online 'brain game' helping Allen Institute scientists map human brain
KOMO News, May 3, 2017

The brain makers on All in the Mind
ABC Radio Network, April 9, 2017

The Spiritual, Reductionist Consciousness of Christof Koch
Nautilus, April 6, 2017


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