An image frame from the visualization of the Millennium Simulation, showing the web-like structure of the Universe in the largest of scales. Image Credit: Springel et al. (Virgo Consortium)/The Millennium Simulation Project
for those who speak this language: these are the apical tufts of 2 cortical layer V pyramidal cells filled with biocytin and stained with a Texas red / avidin-D conjugate, then counterstained with a green fluorescent nissl stain.
A human neocortical pyramidal neuron stained via Golgi technique. Notice the apical dendrite extending vertically above the soma and the numerous basal dendrites radiating laterally from the base of the cell body.
Greg Dunn is a neuroscience PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania and an artist passionate about Japanese minimalist scrolls. While these interests may appear radically incongruous, Dunn's artwork suggests otherwise.