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Newsletter April 2019
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Allen Institute Modeling

Virtual simulations of the brain to better understand the real thing

For Brain Awareness Week in March, we took a look at how computational neuroscientists at the Allen Institute for Brain Science build models to help us understand the brain.

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Stories


5 unsolved mysteries about the brain

5 unsolved mysteries about the brain

Also for Brain Awareness Week, we asked Christof Koch, Ph.D., and his colleagues to reflect on what we still don’t know about the brain — our brain unawareness — and how researchers are working to solve those mysteries.

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An ancient pathway

An ancient pathway that relays visual information

Researchers at the Allen Institute for Brain Science found that a mysterious part of the brain known as the pulvinar in mice responds to small moving objects, possibly allowing instinctive reactions like capturing prey.

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brain-map.org community forum

Introducing the brain-map.org Community Forum

Have you ever used the Allen Institute for Brain Science online data and tools and needed a question answered, wanted to share your insights, or make a suggestion? Visit the newly launched Allen Brain Map Community Forum, a public forum to discuss anything related to our open resources.

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NeuroFutures 2019

NeuroFutures 2019

Join us this summer in Portland, Oregon, for the next NeuroFutures conference, co-hosted by the Allen Institute for Brain Science. The conference will take place July 11-13 at Oregon Health & Science University.

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Next Distinguished Seminar Series speaker: Ivan Soltesz

Ivan Soltesz, Ph.D., of Stanford University School of Medicine will join us at the Allen Institute April 24, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., for the next Distinguished Seminar.

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In the News


Pig brains partially revived hours after death - what it means for people

National Geographic, April 17, 2019

Neuroscience Readies for a Showdown Over Consciousness Ideas

Quanta, March 6, 2019

Technologies to watch in 2019

Nature, January 23, 2019

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