I'm Gaby and at 22, I exceed the supposed limitations of sass. I reside in Florida; land of sunshine, rain, and the decaying scent of old people. I like a variety of things ranging from art and science to old Hollywood to comedy and Florence + the Machine. I have recently graduated Flagler College with my BFA in Fine Arts with minors in illustration and environmental science.
all my bones began to shake, my eyes flew open.
amolecularmatter:

Retinal Fireworks
Retinal ganglion cells transmit signals from the rods and cones in the eye to the brain. The retinal ganglion cells shown here have the extraordinary property that their dendrites all point in a single direction. Remarkably, these neurons respond best to objects moving in the direction that the cells “point.”
In this particular image, a mouse retina is seen with “J” retinal ganglion cells marked by the expression of a fluorescent protein. Of course, in real eyes it’s not that simple - the millions of other neurons that these are entangled with are not marked, and thus appear invisible. The image was obtained with a confocal scanning microscope, and pseudocoloured.
Part of the Cell Picture Show’s amazing Brainbow series.

amolecularmatter:

Retinal Fireworks

Retinal ganglion cells transmit signals from the rods and cones in the eye to the brain. The retinal ganglion cells shown here have the extraordinary property that their dendrites all point in a single direction. Remarkably, these neurons respond best to objects moving in the direction that the cells “point.”

In this particular image, a mouse retina is seen with “J” retinal ganglion cells marked by the expression of a fluorescent protein. Of course, in real eyes it’s not that simple - the millions of other neurons that these are entangled with are not marked, and thus appear invisible. The image was obtained with a confocal scanning microscope, and pseudocoloured.

Part of the Cell Picture Show’s amazing Brainbow series.

“She looks at you with those eyes and your heart churns.” — Richard Burton

lonelyrendezvous:

blue eyes - emilia clarke 

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