Nerve cells images

There are many ways of looking at cells and capturing what they look like. We’ve chosen these images of nerve cells to show how some of the cells found in your eyes and brain can be visualised with different techniques

Image research by Laura Pastorelli and Rob Reddick; captions by Chrissie Giles, adapted from Wellcome Collection.

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About this resource

This resource was first published in ‘The Cell’ in January 2011 and reviewed and updated in September 2015.

Cell biology
The Cell
Education levels:
16–19, Continuing professional development