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The First Nanoscale Rendering of an Entire Vertebrate Brain

People frequently operate computer devices such as smartphones that collect user input and process this information to produce outputs on a display or through headphones.  Engineers control how…

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NEURAL CIRCUITS AT THE BRAIN SCALE [ENGERT LAB]

A longstanding goal of neuroscience is to figure out how the brain reacts to what is happening in the outside world. But it has been challenging to map…

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CALCULATING TIME TO COLLISION [ENGERT LAB]

To avoid injury, most organisms react reflexively to the approach of incoming objects. For instance, humans will, without thinking, dodge an oncoming car or bat away a small…

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HOW DO ZEBRAFISH PERCEIVE HEAT? [ENGERT AND SCHIER LABS]

(l to r) Alex Schier, Martin Haesemeyer and Florian Engert As we explore our environment we constantly experience new sensations – changes in the visual scene, different sounds…

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TWO MCB GRADUATE STUDENTS RECEIVE HHMI AND NIH FELLOWSHIPS

Patrick Stoddard (l) and Mariela Petkova Congratulations are in order for MCB graduate students Mariela Petkova from the Engert Lab and Patrick Stoddard from the Murray Lab. Each…

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

(l to r) Clemens Riegler, Caroline Wee, Owen Randlett, Florian Engert, Alex Schier, Ruben Portugues, and James Fitzgerald The holy grail for neuroscientists is to understand how the…

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LARVAL ZEBRAFISH ON SPEED [ENGERT LAB]

When we decide to go down the corridor and get a coffee we have several options.  We can make our way at a slow leisurely pace (lento), walk…

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TRANSPARENT THOUGHTS [ENGERT LAB]

How do brains process sensory input and use these to choose or decide what to do?  How similar is the brain activity in different individuals that are exposed…

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