In an effort to identify how the elasticity of the arteries in the brain correlates with aging well, researchers at the Beckman Institute used optical methods developed in their lab to map out the pulse pressure of the entire brain’s cortex.
This computer model shows the connectivity of the neurons and 30 million connections that make up a single neocortical column (the basic building block of the cortex). The different colours correspond to different levels of electrical activity.
According to numerous scientific studies the way in which one lives ones life could damage brain cells over short or long term periods, leading to the development of degenerative diseases and several other conditions.
Hippocampal neuron that has been stripped of its membrane to expose the cytoskeleton, a scaffold that regulates the cell’s growth, stability and movement. The Hippocampus plays a major role for any kind of learning process and memory.