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Press Release 09-045 - Video

David Anderson tells how his team identified activated neurons in the brains of fruit flies.


David Anderson tells how his team at Cal Tech identified activated neurons in the brains of fruit flies. Using a two-photon microscope, they were able to peer into the brain of a fruit fly and identify specific neurons "lighting up" in response to wind or the recorded sound of a potential mate's courtship song.

Credit: Caltech and the National Science Foundation

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