Explore

Your selections: Image of the Week
Inside every neuron, the Golgi apparatus sorts, modifies, and “mails” proteins.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Scientists have used Camillo Golgi’s groundbreaking stain for over 170 years.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Opiate drugs derived from poppy seeds hijack the brain’s natural opioid system.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Studying honeybees could unlock the mysteries of brain waves.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
These shortsighted insects see an unimaginably vibrant world.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Specialized janitors clean up the zone between two neurons after one sends a chemical signal to the other.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
A network of supporting cells, called oligodendrocytes, acts as electricians of the brain.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
One tiny region, the fovea, has more cells — and therefore sharper vision — than the rest of the eye.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
The hundreds of visible bumps that cover your tongue are not, in fact, taste buds.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Whether it’s a rainbow or a rose, these bristle-like cells let you know what colors you’re seeing.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Deiter’s cells stabilize the inner ear’s hair cells with crossbeam-like support.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Stereocilia connect one row to the next to sway together for sound.
  • BrainFacts/SfN