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The hundreds of visible bumps that cover your tongue are not, in fact, taste buds.
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The brain may direct movement, but it’s motor neurons that make it happen.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of April 6, 2020.
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Whether it’s a rainbow or a rose, these bristle-like cells let you know what colors you’re seeing.
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Deiter’s cells stabilize the inner ear’s hair cells with crossbeam-like support.
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Schwann cells insulate the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord, speeding up neural signaling.
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Stereocilia connect one row to the next to sway together for sound.
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Optic vesicles grow into an empty pathway where the brain lays wiring that becomes the optic nerve.
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A hot day calls for a cold treat. But gobble down that icy sweet, and a brain freeze you’re sure to meet.
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The Italian-American neurologist discovered a protein neurons need to grow.
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From cell metabolism to electrical signaling, the multitasking mineral does it all.
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It takes two photoreceptors in the eye, differing in size and function but working together, to let us see the world.
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