2024 BRAIN Initiative: Show Us Your BRAINs! Photo & Video Contest

Help us determine which photos and videos best capture the creative spirit of the BRAIN Initiative! Please vote by selecting an emoji under each photo/video. Options include: “Love it,” “Great job,” “OK,” and “Not quite sure,” from left to right. Once you click on an emoji, your vote is recorded. You are limited to one vote per photo/video per day. If you vote on a given photo/video more than once in a given day, only your initial vote will be recorded. Winners will be announced during the annual BRAIN Initiative Conference.

Willow on the Island of Calleja
Exploring the formation of long-term olfactory memory in the mouse brain, stored amongst the neurons of the Island of Calleja (green-violet) Click to view full size image and description.
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Spinal motor neurons illuminated by enhancer AAV
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Neuronal 'fireworks' when the salamander sniffs
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Whole-cortex scale in vivo two-photon imaging with single-cell resolution in mice
Visualizing individual cells (orange) across a whole cortex of living mouse (purple) Click to view full size image and description.
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Oxygenate the brain
a mouse brain showing oxygenation levels ranging from low (blue-green) to high (yellow-red) Click to view full size image and description.
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Chaos Circuitry
vast landscape of neurons (orange) in the mouse brain that synapse onto infiltrating glioblastoma cells (blue) Click to view full size image and description.
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Painting synapses with living colors to study synaptic plasticity
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An Astrocyte at the Interface
Cortical astrocyte (cyan) and astrocyte endfeet (yellow) wrapped around a branched blood vessel (purple) Click to view full size image and description.
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Journey of the Vagus Nerve From the Brain to the Body
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Cortical Density
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Decoding Depression
a human brain showing 3D white matter structure (blue-dark blue) and a targeted region (yellow-orange) for deep brain stimulation Click to view full size image and description.
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Exploring the 3D Nanoarchitecture of Neuronal Membranes at Dendritic Spine by Labeling Channelrhodopsin-2
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