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Science 320 (5883): 1597-1599

Copyright © 2008 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Imaging Astrocyte Activity

Fred Wolf1 and Frank Kirchhoff2

Astrocytes, like neurons, respond to visual stimuli, affecting vascular dynamics in the brain that provide the basis for imaging techniques.

1Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Oganization and Bernstein Center for Computational Neurosciences, Göttingen, Germany.

2Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine and DFG Research Center for Molecular Physiology of the Brain, Göttingen, Germany. E-mail: kirchhoff{at}

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