What a brain really looks like in action

It turns out that the brain, when stimulated, may not look like a frying egg after all. According to MIT's Technology Review, neuroscientists are using "two photon microscopy" to visualize chemical activity in the brains of laboratory animals. Far more powerful than MRI scanning, this process can focus on individual cells and molecules.

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