Cells & Circuits

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The gut’s pacemaker cells keep food moving along.
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Cajal-Retzius cells act as project managers, guiding the organization of the developing brain
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And other neuroscience news for the week of October 26, 2020.
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Believing a treatment will work can change how you respond to it — even when it’s fake.
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Neurons talk to each other at junctions called synapses.
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Specialized cells in the nose convert chemicals in the air into the experience of smell.
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Granule cells are the smallest and most numerous type of neurons in the brain.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of October 12, 2020.
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For more than 100 years, neuroscientists have searched for memory’s physical form. Finding it would answer philosophical and scientific questions about our minds.
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Like a gardener trimming the excess branches of a tree, synaptic pruning clears away unneeded connections between neurons.
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Electrical signals power the connections between the brain’s billions of neurons.
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Inside every neuron, the Golgi apparatus sorts, modifies, and “mails” proteins.
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