Inspiring images

I was sent a link to a collection of beautiful images from the book, Portraits of the Mind-Visualizing the Brain by Carl Schoonover, a neuroscientist (Thanks, Bennett!). You can see them here. And here’s a taste:

mouse brain hippocampus layers -Tamily Weissman, Jeff Lichtman and Joshua Sanes

mouse brain hippocampus layers -Tamily Weissman, Jeff Lichtman and Joshua Sanes

Wow! Right? Of course the colors are created by various dye techniques to highlight different functions.

My favorite image: a real photo of rows of square structures inside a mouse brain neuron. Each square processes touch signals from an individual whisker.  I love just thinking about that.

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