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Technische Universitaet Muenchen

Origin and Propagation of Induced Slow Waves

Caption: A brief pulse of light delivered to a local cluster of neurons through an optical fiber can induce a wave of neuronal activity that spreads across the entire cortex. Illustrated here using a computer model of the mouse brain, the actual experiment is performed on the intact brain of a live mouse under anesthesia.

Credit: Prof. Albrecht Stroh / Copyright University of Mainz

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