3D neural activity recorded in free-moving animal

Written by Alice Weatherston

Researchers at Princeton University (NJ, USA) have successfully recorded neural activity throughout most of the brain of the model nematode, Caenorhabditis elegans. In doing so the study represents one of the first successful attempts to both record neural activity and to correlate this activity with specific behaviors in a free-moving animal. The team hope that both the recordings and the technique used to generate the recordings, published recently in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could help to further understand the coordination of action and perception in animals. The technique developed allowed the research team to record 3D footage...

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