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The Brain in Motion

  • Published12 Aug 2013
  • Reviewed12 Aug 2013
  • Author Michael W. Richardson
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

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.

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