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Contact: Brian Bell
California Institute of Technology

Nerve Fiber Illumination

Caption: Left: This is an image of fluorescent nerve fibers in the spinal cord, viewed through the microscope prior to stimulation. Right: This is a magnified view showing the increase in fluorescence signal in one specific fiber (boxed area, red color) during stroking with the brush.

Credit: Anderson Lab/Caltech

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