Brain Byte

Spinal Cord

  • Published27 Oct 2020
  • Author Calli McMurray
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

A highway of bundled nerve fibers, the spinal cord relays information between the brain and the rest of the body.

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Image "Normal cervical and thoracic spine MRI" Courtesy of Associate Professor Frank Gaillard,

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