As the control element and processing unit for information, the brain is one of the most important organs in humans. Because it is so complex, many processes in the brain are still unexplored. In their scientific report “Structural and functional connectivity from the dorsomedial hypothalamus to the ventral medulla as a chronological amplifier of sympathetic outflow”, published in the scientific journal Nature, Yosuke Kono et al. investigate the structural and functional connection of the dorsomedial hypothalamus, an area in the forebrain, and the ventral medulla, which is located in the rhomboid brain. Here, the structures of rat brains were studied as a model organism. Measurements were made by tractography, a method to visualize particle fluxes in the cells by color, and by voltage-dependent dyes, which can visualize the membrane potential in the neurons by color. Our M8 microscope was used to scan the tissue sections on which the tractography was subsequently performed.
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Structural and functional connectivity from the dorsomedial hypothalamus to the ventral medulla as a chronological amplifer of sympathetic outfow