A new vision for neuroscience

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For decades scientists have been searching for a way to watch a live broadcast of the brain. Neurons send and receive massive amounts of information – toe itches! Fire hot! Garbage smells! – at speeds up to 270 miles per hour. Now, with a new microscope, noise-cutting software, red and blue light, and a homemade projector, researchers can capture something no one has seen before: neurons flashing in real time, in a walking, living creature.