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A woman with a rare brain disease has taught scientists a lot about the neurobiology of fear.
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A man’s amnesia after brain surgery revealed important clues about the neurobiology of memory.
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Many scientists have tried to find an anatomical source of Einstein’s genius, to no avail.
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The brain’s star-shaped support cells protect neurons and maintain synapses.
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Microglia patrol the brain, searching for signs of injury or infection and clearing away dead or damaged tissue.
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The gut’s pacemaker cells keep food moving along.
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Cajal-Retzius cells act as project managers, guiding the organization of the developing brain
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Neurons talk to each other at junctions called synapses.
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Granule cells are the smallest and most numerous type of neurons in the brain.
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A highway of bundled nerve fibers, the spinal cord relays information between the brain and the rest of the body.
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Through electrodes on the scalp, scientists can measure the brain’s electrical activity.
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The ear’s hair cells convert vibrations in the air into electrical messages the brain interprets as sound.
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