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Vision requires teamwork. Nerve cells in the retina communicate with one another to create optimal messages to send to the brain.
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Sheep brains are often available in local grocery stores and can be used as effective teaching tools. Use this sheep brain dissection guide to teach students about brain anatomy.
  • University of New England Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences
How do nerve cells in the brain influence their neighbors?
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Your cells never looked so good. This website provides images and videos of all kinds of cells with descriptions.
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Human brain cell transplantation makes mice smart. The transplanted cells are not neurons and the cells communicate without using electricity.
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One professor describes her first encounter with a human brain.
A friend referred a video to me. It shows what is reported to be a real time magnetic resonance image of a singer, singing. And it’s amazing.
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The real question that I am trying to find out the answer to is "which genes are expressed in the cerebral cortex?"...
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.
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Regardless of personality or skill set, you use both the right and left hemispheres of your brain to perform everyday functions.
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Sometimes bigger really is better - but does the size of the brain, or brain bumps, mean what we think?
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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.
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