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The first-ever footage of a thought being formed

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First Video Of A Thought Being Formed In The Brain
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Have you ever wondered what a thought looks like? Now we know. In what is being called a 'fundamental leap forward in our understanding of how brains work,' Japanese researchers have successfully caught on film a thought being formed in the brain. And while the brain in this study belongs to a zebrafish, not a human, the footage is captivating, and sheds light on how researchers could use a similar technique to see how our brains work. To observe the zebrafish brain's neurons in real time, researchers used a fluorescent probe that makes neurons light up when they're active. In the video, parts of the fish's brain light up like lightning in a storm before the light ripples through the neurons. It is, for lack of a better phrase, so cool.

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