How do you see what’s going on in a fruit fly’s mind? Why you build a window to its brain, of course. While that might sound like a bad joke, it’s exactly what scientists at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) have just done. Their goal was to understand exactly what happens in the tiny creature’s brain as it goes about courting a mate, unencumbered by wires or other attachments usually used to monitor its neural activity. The system they created is called “Flyception” and is amazingly complex and precise.
.. Continue Reading Scientists put window in fruit fly skull to watch its brain
- The wistful sigh is really a survival mechanism
- Sending rats to sleep sheds light on brain circuitry
- Fluorescent molecules let neuroscientists peer into the mind of a fruit fly
- DARPA looks to revolutionize neural interface implants
- Can we build a complete wiring diagram of the human brain?
- Scientists use laser to “weld” neurons together