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PLoS Computational Biology Issue Image | Vol. 8(2) February 2012

PLoS Computational Biology Issue Image | Vol. 8(2) February 2012

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Light hitting a neuron expressing opsin.

This three-dimensional rendering illustrates light hitting a neuron bearing light-sensitive channels. When light impinges upon the neuron, the channels open, electrically exciting the neuron (depicted as white highlights). (See Börgers et al., doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002362)

Image Credit: Courtesy of Ed Boyden, McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, and Sputnik Animation.

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Light hitting a neuron expressing opsin.

This three-dimensional rendering illustrates light hitting a neuron bearing light-sensitive channels. When light impinges upon the neuron, the channels open, electrically exciting the neuron (depicted as white highlights). (See Börgers et al., doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002362)

Image Credit: Courtesy of Ed Boyden, McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, and Sputnik Animation.

https://doi.org/10.1371/image.pcbi.v08.i02.g001