4 Amazing Brain Animations

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Amazing glass brain fly-through, the effects of cocaine, and more…

1. Glass brain fly-through

“This is an anatomically-realistic 3D brain visualization depicting real-time source-localized activity (power and “effective” connectivity) from EEG (electroencephalographic) signals. Each color represents source power and connectivity in a different frequency band (theta, alpha, beta, gamma) and the golden lines are white matter anatomical fiber tracts.”

2. 3-D tour of intact mouse brain

“CLARITY makes possible this 3D tour of an entire, intact mouse brain. It was imaged using a fluorescence technique that previously could only be performed with thinly-sliced brain tissue, making it difficult to relate micro-level findings to macro-level information about wiring and circuitry.”

3. Neurotransmitter synapse 3D animation

“Neurotransmitter synapse 3D animation.”

4. How does cocaine affect the brain?

“This CGI animated sequence demonstrates how cocaine effects the user’s brain.”

Image credit: Glass Brain Project, Adam Gazzaley

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Published: 6 April 2014

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