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The Light Bulb Moment for Brain Development

A zebrafish head viewed from front-on showing neurons in a slice of its brain labelled with a fluorescent calcium indicator.

A zebrafish head viewed from front-on showing neurons in a slice of its brain labelled with a fluorescent calcium indicator.

By Geoffrey Goodhill & Lilach Avitan

Some elegant experiments in zebrafish have revealed how sensory experience during infancy can have long-lasting effects on the brain.

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