Brain Anatomy and Function

Image of neurons in synapse locations
Bacterial infections can make their way to the brain, where they can linger undetected.
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The optical nerve carries light information to the visual processing center of the brain.
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When neurons meet, they have great chemistry.
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Calcium plays a key role in the fundamental processes underlying all cell communication.
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Do microbes living in our gastrointestinal tracts influence the way our brains work? Hear from a scientist who has been studying this question for nearly a decade.
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Foreign stem cells make themselves at home when implanted in a new brain.
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His drawings of brain cells helped kick off the field we know today.
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Your ability to recall the color of your childhood home depends on long-lasting changes to the connections between nerve cells.
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Even great visions require support.
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These cells help hit the brakes.
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One of the most common types of nerve cell has been hiding secret abilities.
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New perspectives on body-system connections are providing an understanding of social behavior, development, and sleep.
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The entorhinal cortex gives us memory, the perception of time, and helps us navigate.
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3D Brain

An interactive brain map that you can rotate in a three-dimensional space.