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Same neurons, different behaviors: How two slugs with similar brains can swim so differently.
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Immature neurons in the adult brain seem to wire up differently than their older, pre-existing counterparts.
How do nerve cells in the brain influence their neighbors?
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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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Whiskers give mice a tactile advantage. Scientists study the brains of mutant mice to learn about the development of specific brain regions, such as those involved in touch.
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Cells within the nervous system, called neurons, communicate with each other in unique ways. The neuron is the basic working unit of the brain.
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Once the neurons reach their final location, they must make the proper connections so that a particular function, such as vision or hearing, can emerge.
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Neuroscientist Vilayanur Ramachandran outlines the fascinating functions of mirror neurons.
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An interactive tutorial about the brain and disorders of the brain with photos, animations, and sound.
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Neurons are highly specialized cells that conduct and process information in animals, enabling thought, perception and control of movement. Lydia Harriss presents a quick guide to these remarkable cells.
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3D reconstructions reveal the detailed anatomy of three types of neurons in a mouse's cerebellum, an area of the brain that helps control movement.
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Your brain constantly generates new cells and remains adaptable — or "plastic" — as you age.
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