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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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The ear’s hair cells convert vibrations in the air into electrical messages the brain interprets as sound.
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Oligodendrocytes insulate the nerves in the brain and spinal cord, speeding up neural signaling.
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Amacrine cells fine tune electrical signaling in the retina.
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Special receptors under your skin create the feelings of itch, touch, temperature, and pain.
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Light-sensing cells convert tiny packets of light into your view of the world.
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Donning a pair of 3-D glasses at the movies can us immerse in the action. But the technology that makes 3-D movies work has always existed inside our brains.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of June 22, 2020.
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