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.