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  • n. Plural form of circuit.

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Examples

  • (See the image at top from Stanford University's Optogenetics Resource Center, led by optogenetics pioneer Karl Deisseroth.) "We are inventing new tools for analyzing and engineering brain circuits," says Ed Boyden, director of MIT's Synthetic Neurobiology Group and a leader in the field.

    Mind control with sound and light - Boing Boing

  • The digits dialed are used to designate which announcement to play (Thank you for voting for contestant 2″), but the circuits are pooled, so the probability of a given call being blocked due to a lack of announcement circuits is the same regardless of which number was dialed.

    What “American Idol” Can Teach Us About Stats

  • Contemplative neuroscientists say that making a habit of meditation can strengthen brain circuits responsible for maintaining concentration and generating empathy ....

    Can Meditation Change Your Brain?

  • Contemplative neuroscientists say that making a habit of meditation can strengthen brain circuits responsible for maintaining concentration and generating empathy.

    Can Meditation Change Your Brain?

  • Researchers have discovered a correlation between increased activity among brain circuits and flashbacks among individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

    PTSD Linked to Increased Activity in the Brain

  • He says hundreds of labs are now using the technique because it lets scientists control a wide range of brain circuits with just a pulse of light.

    Sensory Deception: Lab Mice Can 'Smell' Light

  • So when faced with a diet plan that denies me any number of customary delights, my brain short-circuits, my taste buds howl, and my will (which was not all that strong to begin with) begins to crumble.

    Neil Zevnik: Perilous Journey 2: The Urge to Cheat

  • So they also must believe that physical brain circuits operate in ways that cannot be understood in terms of physics?

    Bunny and a Book

  • ¨So they also must believe that physical brain circuits operate in ways that cannot be understood in terms of physics?

    Bunny and a Book

  • Once partisans had come to completely biased conclusions — essentially finding ways to ignore information that could not be rationally discounted — not only did circuits that mediate negative emotions like sadness and disgust turn off, but subjects got a blast of activation in circuits involved in reward — similar to what addicts receive when they get their fix, Westen explains.

    Brussels sprouts and ID

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