Cells & Circuits

Your selections: Cells and Circuits
Understanding how new neurons integrate into existing brain regions may hold the secret to restoring brain function after injury or disease.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
A gene controls neuronal traffic in the assembly of this electrical circuit.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Same neurons, different behaviors: How two slugs with similar brains can swim so differently.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Immature neurons in the adult brain seem to wire up differently than their older, pre-existing counterparts.
Vision requires teamwork. Nerve cells in the retina communicate with one another to create optimal messages to send to the brain.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
How do nerve cells in the brain influence their neighbors?
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Your cells never looked so good. This website provides images and videos of all kinds of cells with descriptions.
  • The American Society for Cell Biology
What is an itch? That insistent tickle demanding that you cease whatever you are doing and claw with your fingernails at a particular spot on your skin.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Neurons in the brain and spinal cord cooperate to control complex movements, such as walking or swimming. Studying simple animals helps us understand how motion develops.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Neurons communicate with muscles in special kinds of connections called neuromuscular junctions. These exchanges help muscles to flex.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Whiskers give mice a tactile advantage. Scientists study the brains of mutant mice to learn about the development of specific brain regions, such as those involved in touch.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
A bedtime story about the process of brain development, as lovingly told to a baby.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 5 min

3D Brain

An interactive brain map that you can rotate in a three-dimensional space.