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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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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Optic vesicles grow into an empty pathway where the brain lays wiring that becomes the optic nerve.
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A hot day calls for a cold treat. But gobble down that icy sweet, and a brain freeze you’re sure to meet.
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From cell metabolism to electrical signaling, the multitasking mineral does it all.
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It takes two photoreceptors in the eye, differing in size and function but working together, to let us see the world.
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Many of the retina’s cells act as supporting characters to the neuron chains responsible for handling visual information.
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Many cells and molecules work together to help you see the world around you.
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This protein helps fortify cellular might.
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We all have a blind spot.
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3D Brain

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