Monday, November 23, 2009

How do thoughts look like?

Not like this:


(pyramidal neurons in cerebral cortex)

More like this:



(synchronized firing of pyramidal cells, in red, due to inhibition from basket interneurons, in black)

First picture mine. Second borrowed from some paper (forgot which one).

Click on the images to enlarge.

8 comments:

Mottel said...

No, they look like this . . .

Altie said...

i like the first one better. and what abt flashing light bulbs? those are always cool.

e said...

if only i knew some science...

Yossi said...

e, you sound like the scarecrow in wizard of oz

sarabonne said...

Our thoughts have labels.

Yossi said...

sarah, you mean our brains are big label clouds?

sarabonne said...

more like A and B and Gaba Neuron...

Crawling Axe said...

Sara, it’s a male brain. “Legend and user’s manual attached.”