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.

 

ARTICLE DISCUSSION

Conversation powered by Livefyre

Don't Miss
Hot Products
Trending on CNET

Hot on CNET

CNET's giving away a 3D printer

Enter for a chance to win* the MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer and all the supplies you need to get started.