Neuronal cultures to study the brain and neurological disorders

Neuronal cultures to study the brain and neurological disorders

Understanding the brain is essential, for example to treat neurological disorders that affect one in six people worldwide. However, studying the brain is challenging: it is so complex and difficult to access. Cell biologist Dr Daniel Tornero and neurophysicist Dr Jordi Soriano, from the University of Barcelona, developed neuronal cultures that can be used to study mechanisms involved in brain […]

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How binocular vision is shaped by early visual experience

Dr Fitzpatrick and his collaborators use calcium imaging to visualise neuronal activity.

We look at the world with two eyes but we see only one picture. This is possible because the brain can bring together visual signals that originate from the left and right eyes to create a single image. How the brain knows how to do that is not well understood. Through a series of experiments, Drs David Fitzpatrick, Jeremy Chang […]

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