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What Do Memories Look Like? University of Southern California Study


6/20/2013 7:01:41 AM

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Oscar Wilde called memory "the diary that we all carry about with us." Now a team of scientists has developed a way to see where and how that diary is written. Led by Don Arnold and Richard Roberts of USC, the team engineered microscopic probes that light up synapses in a living neuron in real time by attaching fluorescent markers onto synaptic proteins -- all without affecting the neuron's ability to function.

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