Functional interactions between different brain regions require connecting fiber tracts, the structural basis of the human connectome. To assemble a comprehensive structural understanding of neural network elements from the microscopic to the macroscopic dimensions, a multimodal and multiscale approach has to be envisaged. However, the integration of… (More)
Polarized light imaging (PLI) enables the visualization of fiber tracts with high spatial resolution in microtome sections of postmortem brains. Vectors of the fiber orientation defined by inclination and direction angles can directly be derived from the optical signals employed by PLI analysis. The polarization state of light propagating through a rotating… (More)
3D polarized light imaging (3D-PLI) has been shown to measure the orientation of nerve fibers in post mortem human brains at ultra high resolution. The 3D orientation in each voxel is obtained as a pair of angles, the direction angle and the inclination angle with unknown sign. The sign ambiguity is a major problem for the correct interpretation of fiber… (More)
Hiermit versichere ich, dass ich die vorliegende Diplomarbeit selbstständig verfasst und keine anderen als die angegebenen Hilfsmittel benutzt habe.