Brain Byte

Pyramidal Neurons

  • Published11 Oct 2019
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

The dendritic trees and pyramid-like cell bodies of pyramidal neurons make them stand out.

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brain byte of pyramidal neurons
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Image "Computer simulated pyramidal neurons" by Dr. Hermann Cuntz & Prof. Michael Häusser, UCL CC BY-NC



Pyramidal Cell—An overview | ScienceDirect Topics. (n.d.). Retrieved October 11, 2019, from

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