Cells & Circuits

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White matter gets its name from the insulation covering nerve fibers.
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Researchers grew this embryoid body from mouse stem cells in about a week.
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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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These proteins are representative of the boundary between the nervous system and the outside world.
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These bundles form the information cables of your entire nervous system.
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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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If your body were a ship, your brain would be the command center.
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Memories of failed attempts and false starts while learning to ride a bike may remain, but it likely all feels natural now. For that, you can thank the intricate circuits comprising your nervous system.
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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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There’s a lot that happens between neurons. Neuroscientist John Morrison explains what happens in the space that neurons learn.
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Take a closer look at the layers that make a strong core.
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Neuroscientist John Morrison explains what really happens to our brain cells as we age.
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