The Sound of Shapes

The soothing sound of blue floats past my sight, I open up my eyes to hear a shape; The colours and the music are not right, The painting tastes more like a stark landscape. I open up my eyes to hear a shape, As Turners clouds begin to smell of­­ damp; The painting tastes

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Viral tool traces long-term neuron activity

For the past decade, neuroscientists have been using a modified version of the rabies virus to label neurons and trace the connections between them. Although this technique has proven very useful, it has one major drawback: The virus is toxic to cells and can’t be used for studies longer than