Brain Scan covers

  • White matter fiber tracts in the adult human brain. Image: Zeynep Saygin

    Brain Scan Cover Image: Summer 2013

    White matter fiber tracts in the adult human brain. Image: Zeynep Saygin…

  • A bundle of spiny apical dendrites, reconstructed from a series of ultra-thin slices of mouse cortex. Image: Daniel Berger and Sebastian Seung (MIT); based on data from Jeff Lichtman and colleagues (Harvard).

    Brain Scan Cover Image: Spring 2013

    A bundle of spiny apical dendrites, reconstructed from a series of ultra-thin slices of mouse cortex. Image: Daniel Berger and Sebastian Seung (MIT); based on data from Jeff Lichtman and colleagues (Harvard).…

  • Feng Zhang has devised a new method to insert or alter genes with great precision. Image: Steve Dixon, Feng Zhang

    Brain Scan Cover Image: Winter 2013

    The cover of the Winter 2013 issue of Brain Scan features an artist’s representation of a new genome editing technique developed by Feng Zhang. The method allows researchers to disrupt or replace genes at will.…

  • Neurons in the brain of a transgenic mouse engineered to express a protein that emits light when neurons become active. Image: Qian Chen, Guoping Feng

    Brain Scan Cover Image: Fall 2012

    Neurons in the brain of a transgenic mouse engineered to express a protein that emits light when neurons become active. Image: Qian Chen, Guoping Feng…

  • Neurons in the mouse cerebellum, expressing the synaptic protein SAPAP-4.
Image: Louis Tee and Guoping Feng

    Brain Scan Cover Image: Summer 2012

    Neurons in the mouse cerebellum, expressing the synaptic protein SAPAP-4. Image: Louis Tee and Guoping Feng…

  • To win at cards, players must understand the beliefs and intentions of their opponents, an ability known as "Theory of Mind." Rebecca Saxe studies the brain mechanisms that underlie this quintessentially human ability.

    Brain Scan Cover Image: Spring 2012

    To win at cards, players must understand the beliefs and intentions of their opponents, an ability known as “Theory of Mind.” Rebecca Saxe studies the brain mechanisms that underlie this quintessentially human ability.…