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Archives for July, 2007

Well, maybe it’s “exotic” only to neuroscientists. Inhibitory structure in neocortex has usually been seen as fairly homogenous and simple, where the wide variety of inhibitory interneuron types was viewed as misleading: at bottom, they all perform a simple regulatory function of keeping only a few representations active at once. Thus, in contrast to subcortical…

For fans of scientific eye candy, the Nikon Small World competition is hard to beat – and this year, they’ve opened up the voting process to the public. Vote on your favorites but be careful – you can’t revise your vote on a picture once it’s cast!

Researchers at Duke University have recently invented a technique for improving the spatial resolution of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) by a factor of nearly 100,000x. Whereas routine clinical MRI scans contain 3-dimensional pixels (“voxels”) approximately 1mm x 1mm x 1mm, this new technique allows for voxels as small as 21.5 thousandths of a milimeter on…

The Neurophilosophy blog recently migrated to scienceblogs.com and the first post is an excellent edition of Encephalon. Check it out.