Spiny Dendrites Lead to the Surface of the Brain

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Submitted by Daniel Berger and Sebastian Seung (MIT), and Narayanan 'Bobby' Kasthuri, Ken Hayworth, Richard Schalek, Juan-Carlos Tapia and Jeff Lichtman (Harvard)

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Daniel Berger and Sebastian Seung
MIT Department of Brain & Cognitive Science
Narayanan 'Bobby' Kasthuri, Ken Hayworth, Richard Schalek, Juan-Carlos Tapia and Jeff Lichtman
Harvard University Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Electron Microscopy and 3D Modeling

"Our images show 3d renderings of neurons and parts of neurons which were reconstructed from electron-microscopic images of a very large stack of slices of mouse somatosensory cortex. This rendering shows a bundle of several spiny dendrites running together vertically through cortex. The colors are all arbitrary since the EM images do not show color."