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Scientists capture 1st amazing video of a thought being formed

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Feb 1, 2013

Intrepid scientists at Japan's National Institute of Genetics have captured the cerebral light show inside the brain of a zebrafish contemplating its lunch.  While this may not seem immediately mind-boggling, it is the first time in history this has been recorded and an important advance in neuroscience.  With tiny fish brains being carefully observed and studied by mankind, it may be only a matter of time before their diabolical plans for world domination are discovered. 

You'll never watch Finding Nemo the same way again.  Have a peek ...

Here's a released description of the experiment:

Researchers were able to image visual perception in the fish using a new tool designed just for the purpose -- a super-sensitive fluorescent probe that detects neuron activity, causing neurons to light up when they're activated. In this case, the images are of the activity in neurons as a zebrafish watches a paramecium flit around it, registering the movement of its prey.

Impressed with the fleeting fireworks, or praying your brain isn't next?

(via Geekologie)

 

 

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