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Science Nation: "CLARITY" Opens Window to Brain Circuitry

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The connections between neurons in the brain are involved in everything humans do, and no one’s pattern is the same. Imagine the medical breakthroughs if doctors understood more about the brain’s circuitry. With support from the National Science Foundation, neuroscientist and psychiatrist Karl Deisseroth and his multidisciplinary team at Stanford University have developed a new imaging technology that essentially makes the brain transparent. They can then generate detailed 3-D images that highlight specific neuronal networks. Deisseroth has named this process “CLARITY.” Part of the National Science Foundation Series “Science Nation.”

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