at Northwestern University in Illinois have figured out how to 'read
the mind' of a fly, using a tool that can detect conversations between
neurons in the insect's brain.
Using fluorescent molecules, the scientists were able to tag
neurons in the brain, allowing them to identify which individual
synapses were active during a given sensory experience.
These fluorescent compounds were derived from from a glowing protein found in jellyfish.
The scientists took three differently-coloured signals, blue, green and
yellow, and painstakingly applied them to different brain connections
in the fly's most prominent sensory systems - its sense of smell, sight, and heat...Read more>>http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/neuroscientists-have-found-a-way-to-read-the-mind-of-a-fly-a6776096.html