Motion in the Brain

Amid a network of blood vessels and star-shaped support cells, neurons in the brain signal each other. The mists of color show the flow of important molecules like glucose and oxygen. This image is a snapshot from a 52-second simulation created by animation artist Kim Hager at the University of California, Los Angeles. Such visualizations make biological processes more accessible and easier to understand. Courtesy of Hager and neurobiologist Neal Prakash, UCLA.

Featured in the February 20, 2007, issue of Biomedical Beat.
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