Cells & Circuits

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One of the most common types of nerve cell has been hiding secret abilities.
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The entorhinal cortex gives us memory, the perception of time, and helps us navigate.
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These trailblazers strike out into various parts of the brain, laying down axons as they go.
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Want to know how the brain works? Let these eight fundamental concepts guide your way.
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Chicago Brain Buddies tackles the question "what makes a neuron super cool?"
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To form the billions of connections in your brain, your neurons need to find their way.
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Some say the five senses are smell, hearing, sight, touch, and taste, but those are just the major ones.
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Neurons get a lot of glory for generating the brain’s electrical signals, but a network is only as powerful as the nodes that connect its wires.
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Rods and cells work in tandem during the day, but at night, this cell shines.
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These oddly shaped cells help make the human brain special.
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Individual neurons bundle together to form the sciatic nerve, a superhighway running from your legs to your spine.
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It doesn’t take brainpower to react to sudden danger; just a bit of spine.
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3D Brain

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