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Where Am I? [Science Tattoo]

By Carl ZimmerAug 15, 2009 8:54 PM
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Patrick, a research specialist in a computational memory lab, writes,

Yesterday, I got my first science tattoo -- and first tattoo period -- taking inspiration from you and the lovely people in the Science Tattoo Emporium.

Mine is a hippocampal neuron: specifically, a pyramidal cell found in area CA1. It's been implicated in spatial memory, which is something my lab works on. (In rodent EEG, hippocampal "place response" has been seen in this type of neuron.)  But more than that, I find it to be one of those classically beautiful images in science.

Thanks for the inspiration and encouragement. Science nerd pride!

Click here to go to the full Science Tattoo Emporium.

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