German-Israeli Project Cooperation (BMBF, DFG)
How does our brain construct a robust image from the plethora of light stimuli impinging onto the eye? In this complex process, widely branched networks of nerve cells are involved, whose cooperation is investigated in a new collaborative project carried out by researchers from Germany and Israel. The researchers combine functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) with voltage-sensitive dye imaging (VSDI) technique, that allows - thanks to light-emitting dyes - to track brain activity with high temporal and spatial resolution.
Darks and Lights, the `Yin–Yang′ of Vision Depends on Luminance