The 13th Floor
+
message me if you'd like the link to my personal blog.

This beautiful micrograph shows crystals of dopamine - the chemical released when we do naturally rewarding things like eating and procreating. Dopamine also affects brain processes involved in controlling movement, mood and memory.

Spike Walker, last night’s winner of the Royal Photographic Society's Combined Royal Colleges Medal, produced this image by passing polarised light through dopamine crystals. How the crystals refract the light varies depending on their orientation within the sample, causing them to reflect light at different wavelengths. Using this technique highlights more detail in the crystal structure than regular observation through a microscope.

(Image: Spike Walker/Wellcome Images)

kThis post has 15,264 notes
tThis was posted 1 year ago
zThis has been tagged with dopamine, biology, crystal structure,
  1. sickkickshitlick reblogged this from lexymacdoll
  2. v-arial reblogged this from lexymacdoll
  3. lexymacdoll reblogged this from xtinaa69x
  4. xtinaa69x reblogged this from littlee-bear
  5. sagradapagana reblogged this from the-13th-floor
  6. when-it-sets reblogged this from hauntedluv
  7. hauntedluv reblogged this from morgsk
  8. cosmic-vibration reblogged this from p0lyphonic-prayer
  9. my-liberation reblogged this from my-liberation
  10. elroycool reblogged this from the-13th-floor
  11. 0pal3yed reblogged this from ciqurettes
  12. person-irl reblogged this from okolozeema
  13. porcelainwallflowers reblogged this from ciqurettes
  14. fis4ferocious reblogged this from fartschoo1
  15. nrsthn reblogged this from simiiiiiiiiii
  16. simiiiiiiiiii reblogged this from postartmozart
  17. valechurritah reblogged this from liquidatediet and added:
    .
  18. samhein-lane reblogged this from ciqurettes
  19. ciqurettes reblogged this from lost-fantasyy
  20. okolozeema reblogged this from protective
  21. littlee-bear reblogged this from lost-fantasyy
  22. lost-fantasyy reblogged this from morgsk
  23. bundybunnie reblogged this from morgsk
  24. m4ddddy reblogged this from morgsk
  25. morgsk reblogged this from anavri-n
  26. brutaledge reblogged this from orgonite
  27. sofiacoppola-mermaidporn reblogged this from protective
  28. hopelesssimagination reblogged this from xxx-assid
  29. darkanddustypaintedonthesky reblogged this from anavri-n
  30. anavri-n reblogged this from aciddreamingg
  31. trippylife-enticing reblogged this from october-opalescent
  32. october-opalescent reblogged this from aciddreamingg
  33. 9clouds2low reblogged this from baaad-kitty
  34. baaad-kitty reblogged this from protective
  35. sitonacloudandsmile reblogged this from protective
  36. protective reblogged this from the-13th-floor