Scientists have found a way to "read" dreams, a study suggests. Researchers in Japan used MRI scans to predict the images that people were seeing as they entered into an early stage of sleep. Writing in the journal Science, they reported that they could do this with 60% accuracy.
This EM image reveals a synapse between an axon and dendrite. Note the presence of numerous synaptic vesicles and mitochondria in the axon. What triggers fusion of the synaptic vesicles with the plasma membrane? Two myelinated axons are visible on the left.
Mapping the Highways of the Brain: Deanna Barch and her colleagues are trying to map connections in the human brain.The Human Connectome Project, which aims to produce an interactive brain map. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/07/science/the-brain-in-exquisite-detail.html?smid=tw-share
A false-colour Magnetic Resonance Image (MRI) of a mid-sagittal section through the head of a normal 42 year-old woman, showing structures of the brain, spine and facial tissues (Image: Mehau Kulyk / Science Photo Library)