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Take a look inside the anatomy of a spiral ganglion neuron.
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The dendritic trees and pyramid-like cell body of this neuron make it stand out.
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Purkinje cells, some of the largest neurons in the brain, dwell in the cerebellum.
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Gray matter is a component of the brain named for the color it appears.
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White matter gets its name from the insulation covering nerve fibers.
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Researchers grew this embryoid body from mouse stem cells in about a week.
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The first months and years of life mark the most rapid periods of growth and development for the human brain.
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Getting to the right place so the brain can work properly is the ultimate challenge for any neuron, but motor neurons have it especially tough.
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These proteins are representative of the boundary between the nervous system and the outside world.
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Our brains change in subtle but measurable ways as we age, and neuroscientists have a few ideas about why that may be.
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With more than half of its tiny brain devoted to sight, the fruit fly is a favorite animal model for scientists studying the visual system.
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As we age, we can see our hair gray and our skin wrinkle. Less obvious are the changes happening in our brains.
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