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August 26, 2005

Simulated pyramidal cell

A simulated pyramidal cell. The planes clearly separate the boundaries between the various layers and sublayers (layer 4 has 4 sublayers) found in the neocortex and show the positioning of this cell within these layers.

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This still image was derived from animations developed by Greg Hood, John Burkardt and Greg Foss of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center. The work contributed to the planetarium show "Gray Matters: The Brain Movie," which debuted in 1999 at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

"Gray Matters" was a collaboration among the Studio for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University, the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition and PSC. The work was supported in part by a U.S. National Science Foundation grant (9705491). (Year of image: 1999)

Credit: Image courtesy Greg Hood, John Burkardt and Greg Foss; Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

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