Individuals with autism experience and interact with the world differently than those without autism. Researchers use imaging methods to explore structural brain differences in humans with autism and in animal models to help identify signatures of the condition. Identifying such signatures may allow the development of improved diagnostics and treatments for autism patients.
This triptych shows three views of the folds of a mouse cerebellum, a part of the brain that helps control fine motion. In this form of artwork, the three panels create a story by highlighting a central figure with supporting imagery to either side. This triptych highlights the use of different stains for different features: yellow for the DNA inside brain cells, blue for support cells surrounding neurons. By layering multiple stains, researchers can understand how those elements interact in living tissues.