Brain Anatomy and Function

Image of neurons in synapse locations
Bacterial infections can make their way to the brain, where they can linger undetected.
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A mysterious onset of schizophrenia-like symptoms in patients turned out to be cases of anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis — an autoimmune disorder where antibodies storm the brain.
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Whether it’s helping you survive or communicate, hearing is a critical sense with a complex internal system from ear to ear.
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This imaging technique leads neuroscientists to new insights.
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Goosebumps are part of your body’s reaction to danger. But they can also be caused by great music. Those two experiences are more similar than you might think.
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Why pain from stubbing your toe comes in waves from sharp to dull.
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Sorting through past experiences to help make our best choices possible.
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A battle for the prize of the last connection standing.
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These dorsal root ganglion cells respond to temperature to help us quickly calculate our next move.
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The nerve fibers sensing touch, pain, and heat bundle together before entering the spinal cord.
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Take a look inside the anatomy of a spiral ganglion neuron.
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The dendritic trees and pyramid-like cell body of this neuron make it stand out.
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Purkinje cells, some of the largest neurons in the brain, dwell in the cerebellum.
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3D Brain

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