The Plastic Brain

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Photomicrograph revealing the location of a transporter of serotonin (a widespread neurotransmitter) in areas of the cerebral cortex that process sensory information such as touch and hearing. Image: Lasani Wijetunge and Peter Kind, 2008.

& it’s tumblr tuesday! so if you’re inclined, you know what to do 🙂

These look like whisker barrels, though I didn’t know they were serotonergic. No wonder animals (and people) feel safe and relaxed when they are stroked.

Author: Rogan Tinsley

Biology, science and maths teacher with a PhD in Neuroscience and passion for education.

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