Nicolle Rager Fuller: Neurons, Alzheimer’s and Prions

Nicolle Rager Fuller: Neurons, Alzheimer’s and Prions

Here are various scientific illustrations created by Nicolle Rager Fuller of current neurobiology research, from the biochemistry of long-term memory to the regions of the brain responsible for consciousness.

See more of Nicolle’s work through her Medillsb.com Porfolio and her website, sayostudio.com.

 

Nicolle Rager Fuller for Science News Magazine

Neurologists studying the roots of human consciousness have discovered that when a person sees something that should produce a sound, but cannot hear it, the auditory region of the brain still lights up. Created for Science News Magazine ©Nicolle Rager Fuller

 

Nicolle Rager Fuller for the National Science Foundation

Neurologists say an innovative learning method could modify brain activity to help people recuperate from an accident or disease, learn a new language or even fly a plane. In the future, a person may be able to watch a computer screen and have his or her brain patterns modified to improve physical or mental performance. Created for the National Science Foundation ©Nicolle Rager Fuller

 

Nicolle Rager Fuller

Inside neurons tangles of proteins have been implicated in many different neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. A team led by Dr. Kausi Si at Stower’s Institute for Medical Research published an article in Cell, with evidence for a prion-like-protein’s normal, healthy role in our brain. Si’s research points to a protein, Orb2, changing shape to lock in long-term memories. ©Nicolle Rager Fuller

 

Nicolle Rager Fuller

Inside neurons tangles of proteins have been implicated in many different neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. A team led by Dr. Kausi Si at Stower’s Institute for Medical Research published an article in Cell, with evidence for a prion-like-protein’s normal, healthy role in our brain. Si’s research points to a protein, Orb2, changing shape to lock in long-term memories. ©Nicolle Rager Fuller