Axons from the Retina Project into the Visual Thalamus, Version #2


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


Jason Coleman
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."