Axons Form Synapses in the Visual Cortex

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Submitted by Jason Coleman of the Bear Lab in the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory

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Jason Coleman
Bear Lab, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory
Laser-Scanning Confocal Micrograph

"This image shows axons projecting into the visual cortex from the visual thalamus. In the background is an electron microscopy image of synapses formed by these axons in visual cortex.  We took this image to examine the course and pattern of axons that transmit visual information from the retina to the cortex."