Live Calcium Imaging in Freely Moving Subjects: The Dark Ages of Neuroscience?

In 2011 Mark Schnitzer’s Lab in Stanford came up with a brilliant technology: a miniaturized integrated microscope that can be implanted on a mouse head (read the paper here) to observe cell activity while the mouse is free to move around and perform behavioral tasks. This technology is now available thanks to Inscopix, Doric, and … Continue reading


Running and Pain

After more than 16 years of inactivity I’ve finally decided to do something about my health! I’ve started¬†running (or jogging¬†–¬†read more¬†about the putative differences between running and jogging). I’m following a strict schedule with the intention to -eventually-¬†train¬†for triathlon :-O … you know what they say: Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss you’ll … Continue reading