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Calli McMurray

  • Media & Science Writing Associate

Calli McMurray is the Media & Science Writing Associate at SfN. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience.

Articles by Calli McMurray

Your sixth sense lets you perceive your body’s position and movement.
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Boasting the largest neurons in the animal kingdom, sea slugs reveal important clues about the neural basis of learning and memory.
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The common fruit fly helps scientists unravel the genes behind development, behavior, and disease.
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Inside every neuron, the Golgi apparatus sorts, modifies, and “mails” proteins.
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EEG
Through electrodes on the scalp, scientists can measure the brain’s electrical activity.
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The ear’s hair cells convert vibrations in the air into electrical messages the brain interprets as sound.
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This groundbreaking neurosurgeon used his up-close-and-personal access to the brain to create a functional map of the cortex.
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Scientists have used Camillo Golgi’s groundbreaking stain for over 170 years.
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Opiate drugs derived from poppy seeds hijack the brain’s natural opioid system.
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Oligodendrocytes insulate the nerves in the brain and spinal cord, speeding up neural signaling.
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Amacrine cells fine tune electrical signaling in the retina.
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Special receptors under your skin create the feelings of itch, touch, temperature, and pain.
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