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BrainFacts.org

A PUBLIC INFORMATION
INITIATIVE OF:

  • Kavli
  • Gatsby
  • SfN
Creation Date: 12 Aug 2013 | Review Date: 12 Aug 2013

Image of the Week: The Brain in Motion

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Visualizing the inner workings of the brain is no simple task. In the video you see here, researchers combined the information obtained from thousands of microscopic images to recreate the 3-D image of two nerve cells forming connections in the brainstem of a young mouse. New technologies, such as those used to create this movie, are revealing information about the brain’s connectome, or wiring diagram.

About the Author

Michael Richardson is the public information assistant at the Society for Neuroscience

Michael W. Richardson, BA

Michael is the public information coordinator at the Society for Neuroscience. He helps write and copyedit content and manages production for BrainFacts.org. He is particularly interested in linguistics and how the brain acquires language.