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Their long, meandering dendrites may enable thoughtfulness and creativity.
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Many women experience hot flashes during menopause, but researchers are still working to uncover why they happen and how to treat them.
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There are pain receptors — nociceptors — in different parts of the body but not the brain. Scientist Janet Bultitude breaks down what nociceptors are, how they work, and why the brain doesn’t have any.
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Violet light passes through the skull straight to light-sensing, temperature-controlling neurons deep in the brain.
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Cajal-Retzius cells act as project managers, guiding the organization of the developing brain
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And other neuroscience news for the week of October 26, 2020.
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Granule cells are the smallest and most numerous type of neurons in the brain.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of October 12, 2020.
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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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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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