Infinity Imagined
Multicellular Organic
Neural Network
Lives in Nitrogen-Oxygen Atmosphere
270 K - 300 K
Eats, Breathes, Thinks, Creates
I am my brain, experiencing the activity of my brain.

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Here a single neuron is in red and the ones connected to it are in yellow. 

Confocal Image of rat cerebral cortex labeled to highlight blood vessels (red), astrocytes (yellow), and cell nuclei (cyan).

Neuron cell body (purple) with numerous synapses (blue). Communication from one neuron flows to another neuron across a synapse, the small gap separating neurons. SEM X80,000. [source]

Shown here is the visual reconstruction of synapses in part of the mouse cortex that responds to whisker stimulation. Neurons are depicted in green. Multicolored dots represent separate synapses— about one billion of them per cubic millimeter of tissue. Credit: Stephen Smith
The cortex of the human brain holds more than 100 trillion neural connections, or synapses, packed into a layer of tissue just 2 to 4 millimeters thick. Visualizing these densely packed units individually has proved extremely challenging. Synapses in the brain are crowded in so close together that they cannot be reliably resolved by even the best of traditional light microscopes.
Smith and collaborators have developed a new technology that highlights all the synapses in the mouse cortex. “Now we can actually count them and, in the bargain, catalog each of them according to its type,” he says. [source]
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