Fueling the Mind

Title

Fueling the Mind

Description

An astrocyte (green) is intricately webbed around a blood vessel in a rat cortex. One function of astrocytes in the brain is to supply neurons with nutrients. In this photo, we have captured the natural beauty of our biological self as the astrocyte elaborately encompasses a blood vessel to transport oxygen and nutrients into the brain. With this photo, we have a stillframe view of a cell that is fueling all that makes us who we are- nourishing our behavior, our
consciousness, and our dreams.

Creator

Leslie Wise

Date

2016

Contributor

Behavioral Neuroscience Lab of Dr. Janice Juraska Beckman Institute's Microscopy Suite.

Rights

Copyright 2016 Leslie Wise

Relation

Psychology

Original Format

tif

Files

Wise_Leslie.tif

Citation

Leslie Wise, “Fueling the Mind,” Image of Research: Celebrating Student Research at Illinois, accessed November 20, 2017, http://imageofresearch.omeka.net/items/show/259.