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Birthday Matters for Wiring-Up the Brain’s Vision Centers

August 1, 2014

By Kim McDonald

Illustrated brain and clock next to each other

Neurons in the developing brains of mice are guided by a simple but elegant birth order rule that allows them to find and form their proper connections. That’s the conclusion of a study published in the July 31 advance online issue of Cell Reports by a team of biologists in UC San Diego’s Division of Biological Sciences and School of Medicine.

“Nothing about brain wiring is haphazard,” said senior author Andrew Huberman, an assistant professor in the Department of Neurosciences, Division of Biological Sciences and Department of Ophthalmology. Read more here.