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Brain Science News July 2017

Data Stories | Visualizing the human brain

Visualizing the human brain

Computational biologist Ahmed Mahfouz, Ph.D., used data exclusively from the Allen Brain Atlas for his dissertation and to explore a signature of autism risk genes. He and his colleagues at Delft University of Technology and Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands also developed the open-source data visualization tool BrainScope, which was built on our publicly available human data.

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Nature Communications

Getting deep into the brain

What happens when we need to learn about cells deeper in the brain--ones we cannot see right on the surface? Allen Institute for Brain Science scientists recently published a paper in Nature Communications to address this issue.

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June Data Release

New data and visualizations for the Allen Brain Observatory

In addition to bringing the total number of cells surveyed in the Allen Brain Observatory to nearly 40,000, the June data release included key improvements to algorithms that decrease noise and match cells across experiments, leading to a more robust and usable resource for researchers around the world to study how visual information is processed in the brain.

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NeuroFutures 2017

Thanks for attending NeuroFutures 2017

The Allen Institute for Brain Science was pleased to participate in this year's NeuroFutures conference, with five speakers and two members on the conference planning committee.

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Showcase 2017

Save the date for Showcase 2017

This year's Showcase Symposium will take place at the Allen Institute on December 13-14, 2017. Join us in the exploration of understanding the brain through innovative, team science approaches and our study of the human cell as an integrated system.

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IN THE NEWS

Does the Body Think? Do Your Neurons Dance?
New York Times, June 27, 2017

Can We Quantify Machine Consciousness?
IEEE Spectrum, May 25, 2017

Citizen Neuroscientists Assemble: Map the Brain
Technology Networks, June 13, 2017

The Universe May Be Conscious, Prominent Scientists State
BigThink, June 25, 2017

 

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