Monthly Archives: April 2021

Progress with the Allen Institute

Story has served on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Allen Institute for several years. The importance of that work was underscored recently by a landmark paper, Survey of spiking in the mouse visual system reveals functional hierarchy, Nature 592: 86-92, 2021. In that work, scientists at the Allen Institute of Brain Science reported on physiological recording of more than 100,000 units in six brain regions, and variations with changes in visual stimuli. The paper illustrates the power of a systematic approach to brain structure and function, devised so that the results are of immediate use to the larger scientific community.