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News from 2015

MAPPING ACTIVITY AND ANATOMY IN THE ZEBRAFISH BRAIN [ENGERT AND SCHIER LABS]

The holy grail for neuroscientists is to understand how the symphony of activity in our 100 billion neurons acts to control our thoughts and actions. The NIH BRAIN…

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PATHWAY FOR DISAPPOINTMENT [UCHIDA LAB]

Imagine you are a child hoping to get a teddy bear from your parents as a birthday gift. What if they gave you a box of candies instead?…

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“PERSONALIZED LESSON” MAY NOT BE DOPAMINE’S WAY [UCHIDA LAB]

(l to r) Nao Uchida, Sachie K Ogawa, William Menegas, Mitsuko Watabe-Uchida and Yoh Isogai Dopamine, originally referred to as a pleasure molecule, is now one of the…

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MCB Welcomes the 2015 1st-year Graduate Students

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PREDICTIONS AND THE BRAIN [UCHIDA LAB]

Nao Uchida (l) and Neir Eshel Say you’re at a supermarket, staring at two cartons of ice cream: chocolate and caramel. Before making your choice, you try to…

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Congratulations to 2015’s Rhino Cup Championship Teams!

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Winners of the 2015 MCB Staff “Badminton” Tournament

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HOOKING UP TO DETECT LOCAL MOTION [SANES LAB]

(l to r) Arjun Krishnaswamy, Josh Sanes, and Masahito Yamagata The retina is not only a light sensor but also a sophisticated image processor. Photoreceptors (rods and cones)…

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MCB WELCOMES SEAN EDDY AND ELENA RIVAS

Sean Eddy and Elena Rivas are computational biologists at the top of their field. Hailing from the HHMI funded Janelia Research Campus just outside of Washington D.C., the…

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