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Glycinergic neurons stops your muscles from making too many moves.
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Advances in imaging technology allow scientists to look at the wiring that helps us understand our surroundings.
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Take a closer look at the layers that make a strong core.
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Named after an iconic video game character, this protein shows nerves how to get to the right place.
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Oligodendrocytes keep electrical signals in the brain and spinal cord strong.
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In the human retina, low-light-sensitive rods outnumber color-sensing cones by about twenty to one.
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The six layers of cells comprising the cerebral cortex are responsible for some of the most complex functions in the brain.
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Special sensory organs allow fish to detect the slightest vibrations in the water around them.
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Bundles of extra-long axons transmit signals from eyes to brain.
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Neurons and muscles communicate at specialized nodes called neuromuscular junctions.
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Sun-seeking brain cells keep the sleep cycle in balance.
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The release of the “vampire hormone” lets the body know when it’s time to sleep.
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