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Cubic millimetre of brain mapped in spectacular detail

Closely packed neurons, with large bases and long tails, in multiple colours including blue, yellow and green.

Rendering based on electron-microscope data, showing the positions of neurons in a fragment of the brain cortex. Neurons are coloured according to size. Credit: Google Research & Lichtman Lab (Harvard University). Renderings by D. Berger (Harvard University)

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Nature 629, 739-740 (2024)



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