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TEDTalk: How to see inside the brain

How do we know what happens in the brain?

Technology and a little color turn out to be a great place to start.  Thanks to advancements in staining and imaging technoques, neuroscientists can make neurons show and glow.  Harvard researcher Jeff Lichtman has even modified a mouse to have a rainbow brain.   Today’s 5 minute TEDTalk by Carl Schoonover takes us on a brief journey through history before looking into the future of how we see what makes you who you are: the brain.


There have been remarkable advances in understanding the brain, but how do you actually study the neurons inside it? Using gorgeous imagery, neuroscientist and TED Fellow Carl Schoonover shows the tools that let us see inside our brains.

Carl Schoonover is a neuroscientist and one of the founders of NeuWrite, a collaboration between writers and neuroscientist.


BioDigital Human

Welcome to BioDigital Human, a remarkable project that NYU researchers presented and demonstrated at TEDMED.  As described by its founders, BioDigital Human is made such that Anatomical landmarks are paired with embedded education, instructive and training information.  BioDigital Human is the most intuitive way to organize and navigate medical information. Check out the video below.…Continue Reading

These are your legs on exercise.

“It’s what’s on the inside that counts” Good news for all of us who hope to live long, healthy lives:  a new study illustrates a striking revelation on long-term muscle integrity.  Turns out your muscles do not necessarily atrophy with age as long as they are regularly strenuously exercised. “This study contradicts the common observation that muscle mass…Continue Reading