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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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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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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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If your body were a ship, your brain would be the command center.
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You might struggle to learn new steps in your dance class, but your brain is working to ensure you nail the routine.
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Our brain and nervous systems are always at work, helping to balance the body’s many intricate systems.
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The human brain is wired for complex communication — just right for moving speeches and zingy one-liners.
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Neuroscientist John Morrison explains what really happens to our brain cells as we age.
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The six layers of cells comprising the cerebral cortex are responsible for some of the most complex functions in the brain.
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Bundles of extra-long axons transmit signals from eyes to brain.
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