Cells within lateral geniculate nucleus
A model of cells within the lateral geniculate nucleus, a structure deep within the brain that relays visual information obtained from the retina onto the visual cortex located near the back of the head.
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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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