Lost in the Electrochemical Mus Forest
Description and scientific context:
This is an image of bundles of axons, with the thinner branches at the bottom coalescing into larger nerve bundles to arrive at their destinations. This experiment explored patterns in the pathways long range projecting neurons in the hippocampus take to terminate in the prefrontal cortex. We believe that the anatomical distribution of these neurons supports their functional role in behavior.
Specimen and labels:
GFP-labelled neurons in a CLARITY treated mouse brain hemisphere dissected to contain the prefrontal cortex and hippocampus
Two-photon excitation microscopy on an Olympus FVMPE using 10X XLPLN10XSVMP objective