The image shows intense and bright green neuronal activity in the medial olfactory area of the brain, affected by the virus.
An image that reflects how the rabies virus affects nerve impulses in the brain has been published as part of a monthly contest of digital photographs taken by researchers in the field of neurosciences.
The competition was organized by the American company MBF Biosciense, which is dedicated to producing computer programs and digital microscopes for studies in biosciences and medical applications.
Under the title The septal galaxy, the image was contributed by the participant Negar Nikbakht. It shows an intense and bright green color that corresponds to the neuronal activity in the septal area of the brain, also known as the medial olfactory area, which helps regulate emotional and alert levels to maintain selective attention and memory.