Mink brain section

7 11 2015

Maria just got this photo taken of one of the sections that Mark Lewis CO-stained for us a while back: so beautiful.

The right and left caudate are what look like butterfly wings at the bottom of the picture; and the nucleus accumbens, we have inferred from cat atlases and the odd paper on ferrets, is just medial to each anterior commissure (those two small white ovals). We’re going to try and assess cytochrome oxidase activity there for ourselves, inspired by Danielle’s result. (Mark already gave us data from other regions, but nothing covaried with stereotypic behaviour).

Mink section