Ep 204: Light, color, contrast, and brain cells

Light, color, contrast, and brain cells

From simple staining, to neurons being stimulated by lasers, today we look at some of the ways we look at our brain, it’s cells, and how said brain cells work.

Here’s a short video about a method of staining brain cells so that they can be seen under a microscope.

Brain Staining

Here’s a webpage on brain staining methods.

Sectioning and staining large brain tissue for neuroscience research

And here’s a video about how laser light can be used to turn on brain cells in mice.

A mouse. A laser beam. A manipulated memory.