By turning human brain tissue as transparent as glass, the brain’s complex structure can be studied in 3D. This is possible by imaging these very large, transparent samples with a special microscope that can quickly scan huge tissue volumes. By doing so, it was possible to visualise different components of the human neocortex, the most recent and most complex add-on to the brain during evolution.
|Award date||14 Dec 2021|
|Place of Publication||Maastricht|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|
- human brain
- optical tissue clearing
- light-sheet fluorescent microscopy