We are excited to share the MICrONS Explorer, a visualization tool featuring 364 excitatory cortical neurons. These cells come from Layer 2/3 of mouse primary visual cortex via a dataset that is a 250 x 140 x 90 µm volume.
Click around and see what you can find or start with these interesting views:
What we have in store from the much larger volume that will become Neo:
Read on below for a quick intro of the controls of neuroglancer, the platform that will one day become Neo.
Controls are similar to Eyewire, but do not match one to one as neuroglancer was developed at Google.
This works in both 2D and 3D.
There are hundreds of somas in this volume. Click them all to check out a beautiful array of reconstructed neurons. The ones covered in spines are typically excitatory neurons and those without are usual inhibitory. There are however many exceptions to this generalization.
This is how you will find your way through the dataset. CTRL + Scoll to zoom in and find your neurons of choice!
If right click to center is not what you need, try handy dandy panning.
Neon neurons recolored to your hearts content.
This dataset comes from Layer 2/3 of cortex, which you can see in broader gray matter context below.
This post will be updated with more scientific information in the near future. For now, go explore the first MICrONS dataset!