Submitted by Jason Coleman of the Bear Lab in the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory
Bear Lab, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory
Laser-Scanning Confocal Micrograph
"This image shows axons from the retina of a mouse projecting into the visual thalamus. Different colors correspond to portions of axon branches in different depths of a 3D volume. We took this image to look at the pattern of axon projections from part of one retina to visual thalamus in a volume. The purpose was to illuminate the detailed morphology of axon branches with the hope that it might reveal something about how they function in the visual pathway."