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Glowing Thoughts

Dirk Jancke (BGCN and RUB Bochum) studies motion perception in the brain (March 2017).

How does the brain perceive motion? Dirk Jancke explores this question by means of a special optical method, the Voltage-Sensitive Dye Imaging (VSDI). "Voltage-sensitive indicators are providing us with the best spatiotemporal resolution we can currently achieve in our experiments. That means, with VSDI we can observe widespread activity across the brain's surface in milliseconds and across several square millimeters.", explains Jancke.

He reviews recent findings with voltage-sensitive dyes in a special section of the journal Neurophotonics that honors Amiram Grinvald, one of the most influencing researchers in this field.

Read the complete press release by Ruhr-Universität Bochum.