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Scientists capture a rare brain cell recording

3 Mar 2020, 23:50 UTC
Scientists capture a rare brain cell recording
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The von Economo neuron is a large and distinct looking brain cell that has been found in only a few animals, including humans. (Allen Institute Photo)
Researchers at Seattle’s Allen Institute for Brain Science have captured the first-ever recording of electrical spikes from von Economo neurons — a rare kind of cell that’s found deep in the human brain and may be associated with social intelligence.
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