Image of the Week

Eye of the Tiger (Salamander)

  • Published15 Apr 2013
  • Reviewed15 Apr 2013
  • Author Sarah Bates, MS, MA
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

Image of the Week: Eye of the Tiger (Salamander)
Ganmor, et al. The Journal of Neuroscience, 2011.

The brain needs clear visual information for you to see properly. So as nerve cells in the retina gather light, they talk with one another to coordinate an optimal message for the brain. In the above image, the red and blue lines illustrate interactions between neurons in the retina that work together in a tiger salamander eye.

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