Neural Mapping: Understanding How the Cerebellum Is Wired


This image, captured by Praneeth Namburi, shows the intricate connections between two different types of neurons in the cerebellum.


Praneeth Namburi, Panli Zuo and George Augustine
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT;
IBRO-KIST Summer School, Korea Institute of Science and Technology
Two Photon Micrograph

The brain's computational power comes from tens of billions of neurons forming hundreds of trillions of connections with one another.  Here, researchers work to understand wiring in the cerebellum by stimulating interneurons (green) and observing how many Purkinje cells (red) are activated as a result.


Praneeth Namburi explains how and why he captured his image of neural connectivity in the cerebellum.