Neuroscience draws heavily on art. Santiago Ramón y Cajal was both a neuroscientist and an artist who drew pictures of the brain. Today, neuroscientists use many tools for visualizing nerve cells and transmitters, including the Molecule World iPad and iPhone apps. Biologists can learn about protein functions by using coloring and drawing styles to draw attention to chemical and physical properties. This collection of molecules contains receptors that convey information to our cells about the outside world. Try coloring by secondary structure and charge to see where these proteins fit into the cell membrane.
Receptors for sodium, potassium, and amino acids. To view the collection, you will need to download and install the iPad version of Molecule World. Once Molecule World is installed on your iPad, return to this page and download the entire collection at once by selecting the mwc file.