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Mind Aglow: Scientists Watch Thoughts Form in the Brain

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Cell-based detectors called CNiFERs

In a mouse brain, cell-based detectors called CNiFERs change their fluorescence when neurons release dopamine.

Credit: Slesinger & Kleinfeld Labs

When a single neuron fires, it is an isolated chemical blip. When many fire together, they form a thought.

From Scientific American
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