26 Jul 2016
Our eyes are constantly moving, whether we notice or not. They jump from one focus point to another and even when we seem to be focused on one point, the eyes continue to reflexively move. These...
Type: News Article
3 Jul 2014
The human brain is the most complex computer in existence.  Understanding how it works has been a scientific endeavor for centuries.  However, technology has only recently advanced to the...
Type: News Article
3 Jul 2014
On the left you can see dendrites with different numbers of spines and visually watch how the molecules inside spread out, or diffuse, differently when there are more spines.   On the right, you...
Type: Video
3 Jul 2014
In the upper left box you can see all parts of the neuron in this model, the external structure and internal compartment (ER) that holds calcium (yellow), and the proteins involved in opening the...
Type: Video
25 Jun 2014
Dr. Weiliang Chen
Type: Photo
25 Jun 2014
An example of the complex cell structure one of the toolkits allows researchers to model.
Type: Photo
29 Oct 2013
Neurons in the brain communicate with each other both chemically and electrically: chemical communication can lead to strengthening or weakening of connections between neurons, and electrical...
Type: News Article
Differential Patterns of Voltage and Calcium
29 Oct 2013
Differential voltage (top) and calcium (bottom) distributions in the dendrite of simulated Purkinje cells. Horizontal columns show voltage and calcium distribution changes over time, and vertical...
Type: Photo
29 Oct 2013
Watch voltage and calcium influx during two different Purkinje cell dendritic bursts.
Type: Video
12 Apr 2013
The old saying is “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it,” but sometimes, especially in science, it’s worth reviewing old methodologies to see they’re keeping up with the rapidly advancing technological...
Type: News Article
Shiwei Huang and Marylka Yoe Uusisaari
12 Apr 2013
Shiwei Huang (right) is a member of the Computational Neuroscience Unit and Marylka Yoe Uusisaari (left) is a part of the the Optical Neuroimaging Unit.  
Type: Photo
Fluorescing Neurons
12 Apr 2013
This image combines the warm dissection method demonstrated by Shiwei Huang and Marylka Yoe Uusisaari in a paper in Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience and commonly used opto-genetic...
Type: Photo
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