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Pyramidal neuron

Prof. M. Hausser / UCL

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A flourescent micrograph showing a pyramidal neuron taken from a section 'slice' of cerebral cortex from a rat. The image was created using two-photon microscopy, a form of laser-scanning fluorescent microscopy. and the neuron was visualised by injecting with a fluorescent calcium-sensitive dye. This image was created to demonstrate data that suggests neurons can distinguish between different sequences of incoming information. This demonstrates how the basic components of the brain are exceptionally powerful computing devices in their own right.


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