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Scientists observe fish ‘thinking’ via brain imaging

January 31, 2013

Scientists observe fish ‘thinking’ via brain imaging

What do fish think of?

Researchers involved in a new study have successfully imaged the brain of fish while watching its prey. The study, which is the first of its kind, was able to utilize the neural signals of a zebrafish larva to take a picture of the fish’s brain activity while stalking prey.

In order to see the neural signals of the zebrafish when taking the picture, scientists created a sensitive fluorescent marker that lit up the pathways. Those involved in the study hope that it will give them some insight into how the fish brain perceives that world around it.

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