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DBS lead placement for OCD

360 degree view of deep brain stimulation (DBS) lead placement in one participant that underwent DBS surgery for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

Full name Nicole Provenza, Raissa Mathura, Noam Peled, Evan Dastin-van Rijn, Kelly Bijanki, Sameer Sheth, David Borton, Wayne Goodman

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Institution or organization Brown University, Baylor College of Medicine

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Human brain perivascular spaces

3D rendered image of segmented Perivascular Spaces (PVSs), superimposed on a high-resolution 7 Tesla anatomical MRI of a healthy adult brain. PVSs, also known as Virchow-Robin spaces, are fluid-filled structures that accompany vessels entering (penetrating arteries) or leaving (draining veins) the cerebral cortex. Mapping PVSs has significant clinical value because it plays a key role in the circulation of the cerebrospinal... more »

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Kuhl Cells

A Kuhl cell is a synthetic, excitable cell that can be activated by brief pulses of blue light and serves as a platform for screening the next generation of bio-sensors. In this live cell system, blue light activates an adenylyl cyclase enzyme (bPAC) that increases intracellular cAMP. In Kuhl cells bPAC creates a pseudo action potential in HEK293 cells with Kir2.1, NavD, and CNG channels. The behavior of HCN2 was visually... more »

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3D 7T Perfusion fMRI

In this study, we introduced a novel zoomed 3D pseudo-continuous ASL (pCASL) technique at 7T with high spatial resolution (1-mm isotropic) and sensitivity to characterize layer-dependent resting and task activation induced perfusion activity in the human motor cortex. For the first time, multi-delay pCASL was applied to measure variations of arterial transit time (ATT) and resting state CBF across cortical layers, illustrating... more »

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Inner Brain, with Lenticulostriate artery branches

This visualization depicts lenticulostriate arteries (LSAs), which are very small blood vessels in the brain. The data was collected by a ultra-high field 7Tesla MRI scanner. Visualizing these vessels using non-invasive MRI scans can help advance the study and treatment of cerebral small vessel disease.

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Non-invasive in vivo mapping of the human amygdala circuit

Tractography of three critical amygdala pathways: the ventral amygdalofugal pathway, the stria terminalis and the amygdala-prefrontal pathway.

Full name Josue Avecillas-Chasin, Ausaf Bari, Jean-Philippe Langevin

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Institution or organization UCLA

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Emergence of the Largest Central Mammalian Nerve Terminal

Lattice light sheet microscopy reveals presynaptic collateral dynamics in the developing calyx of Held during the first week of life in the auditory brainstem of the mouse.

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Evolutionary change in hippocampus and brain structure

This video shows the evolutionary change in hippocampus and brain structure shown from human back to mouse.

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THC Exposure visualized the cerebral cortex

The endocannabinoid system serves a critical role in homeostatic regulation through its influence on processes underlying appetite, pain, reward, and stress, and cannabis has long been used for the related modulatory effects it provides through tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

We investigated how THC exposure relates to tissue microstructure of the cerebral cortex and subcortical nuclei using computational modeling of diffusion... more »

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