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Neuronal Image Sequence

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I’ve been playing around with using animated gifs to represent scientific image data for ease of communication and this image sequence is what came out of the first run.  This animated gif is a sequence of abstracted neuronal images from brain visual cortex, shown before as individual images are spectacular when printed as large black and white prints and make for exceptional abstract art that looks like charcoal on paper.  Smaller versions of these prints were recently auctioned off at the Moran Eye Center‘s Night For Sight event this month.

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  1. so good!

  2. Just add the labels for the markers in each staining and it will be a very different – and useful – way of showing colocalization. Very cool!! Great idea!

    Dino LeoneJuly 22, 2013 @ 4:30 pmReply
    • Thanks Dino. Yeah, I left the labels off for aesthetic reasons. For scientific reasons, you’d totally leave them on to facilitate understanding.



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