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Neurobiologists study calcium activity in the nervous system because it plays an important role in many cellular functions. We used calcium imaging techniques, confocal microscopy, and the VolVis volume visualization system to investigate the complex behavior of the nervous system. Our first experiments were aimed at understanding the behavior of an individual neuron. We also investigated how entire populations of neurons interact within a living specimen. The ability to visualize calcium activity with the VolVis system proved to be a powerful tool when studying the complex behavior of the nervous system.
volume visualization, volume rendering, volumetric ray tracing, VolVis, neurobiology, confocal microscopy

R. S. Avila, A. E. Kaufman, L. M. Sobierajski, D. M. O?Malley and S. Wang, "Visualization of Calcium Activity in Nerve Cells," in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 15, no. , pp. 55-61, 1995.
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