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PLASS 2017

The dense neuronal network of the medial entorhinal cortex (neuronal cables in grey) and the surprisingly precise pattern of synapses found in this part of the brain shown in color. Schmidt et al. Nature 2017; © Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Design: Julia Kuhl www.somedonkey.com

Nerve cell “trio” (in color) found to be very specifically connected within the dense network of the brain (shown in grey). Schmidt et al. Nature 2017; © Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Design: Julia Kuhl www.somedonkey.com

Precise sorting of synapses (in blue and red) within the dense network of the medial entorhinal cortex, reconstructed using connectomic techniques. Schmidt et al. Nature 2017; © Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Design: Julia Kuhl www.somedonkey.com

For more information see http://plass.brain.mpg.de/.

webKnossos 2017

Illustration of cells from the cerebral cortex reconstructed in flight mode. Illustrations. Boergens et al. Nature Methods 2017; © Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Design: Julia Kuhl www.somedonkey.com

Illustration of cells from the cerebral cortex reconstructed in flight mode. Illustrations. Boergens et al. Nature Methods 2017; © Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Design: Julia Kuhl www.somedonkey.com

Illustration of cells from the cerebral cortex reconstructed in flight mode. Illustrations. Boergens et al. Nature Methods 2017; © Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Design: Julia Kuhl www.somedonkey.com

Illustration of cells from the cerebral cortex reconstructed in flight mode. Illustrations. Boergens et al. Nature Methods 2017; © Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Design: Julia Kuhl www.somedonkey.com

For more information see https://webknossos.org/.

SynEM 2017

Staffler et al. eLife 2017; © Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Staffler et al. eLife 2017; © Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Staffler et al. eLife 2017; © Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

SegEM 2015

Flight along an axon in mouse cerebral cortex, showing the “skeleton” of the nerve cell; followed by a display of SegEM-reconstructed nerve cells. Berning, Boergens, Helmstaedter 2015, © Max Planck Institute for Brain Research

For more information see the SegEM paper.

Neural circuit reconstruction using SegEM

“Neural circuit reconstruction using SegEM”, Berning, Boergens, Helmstaedter 2015 © Max Planck Institute for Brain Research

Retina Flight 2013

Volume reconstruction of 950 nerve cells in a block of mouse retina. Each color represents one neuron. Flight along the blood vessels (appearing as “tunnels” in the dense web of neuronal processes). When diving into the nerve cell tissue, a large fraction of the volume is densely filled with nerve cell fibers, the “cables” in the brain. Glia cells and nerve cells that had their cell bodies outside of the data block are not shown. Helmstaedter et al., 2013; © Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany

Retina connectome 2013

Illustration of the process by which a three-dimensional electron-microscopic data set is turned into a cellular-resolution connectivity matrix (“connectome”). Helmstaedter et al., 2013; © Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany
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