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Shedding light on learning


Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) and optical imaging have both undergone impressive technological growth in recent years. A study in which mice learn to modulate neural activity merges these technologies to investigate the neural basis of BCI learning with unprecedented spatial detail.

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Figure 1: Studying learning using an optical BCI.

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Yu, B., Chase, S. Shedding light on learning. Nat Neurosci 17, 746–747 (2014).

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