Brain Anatomy and Function

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Bacterial infections can make their way to the brain, where they can linger undetected.
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Retinal ganglion cells are the conduit between the eyes and the brain.
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A network of supporting cells, called oligodendrocytes, acts as electricians of the brain.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of April 20, 2020.
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As physicians attempt to identify mental illness, they face a diagnostic system that includes nearly 300 disorders. To improve the system, researchers look into genetics.
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One tiny region, the fovea, has more cells — and therefore sharper vision — than the rest of the eye.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of April 13, 2020.
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The hundreds of visible bumps that cover your tongue are not, in fact, taste buds.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of April 6, 2020.
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The brain may direct movement, but it’s motor neurons that make it happen.
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Whether it’s a rainbow or a rose, these bristle-like cells let you know what colors you’re seeing.
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Deiter’s cells stabilize the inner ear’s hair cells with crossbeam-like support.
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Schwann cells insulate the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord, speeding up neural signaling.
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3D Brain

An interactive brain map that you can rotate in a three-dimensional space.