Going from Gauzy to Granular

Anna Devor and collaborators aim to extract neuronal circuit activity from fMRI, opening door for clinical applications By Patrick L. Kennedy Say you’re listening to a lecture and paying close attention. When that happens, your brain releases a chemical called acetylcholine. Later, though, you start to doze off. Suddenly, the professor calls your name. You […]

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Singling Out a Sound

BU researchers shed new light on a mystery of sensory processing By Patrick L. Kennedy It’s called the “cocktail party problem,” and it’s not about picking the right outfit or juggling stuffed mushrooms and a wine glass. Arising in all manner of busy settings, from coffee shops to subway stations, the phenomenon that has puzzled […]

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