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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 links between nerve cells, called synapses, allow us to learn and adapt, and hold clues to conditions such as autism, schizophrenia, and more.
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Playing a musical instrument is the brain equivalent of a full-body workout.
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The millions of microorganisms residing in the gut form our “second brain.”
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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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Believing a treatment will work can change how you respond to it — even when it’s fake.
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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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For more than 100 years, neuroscientists have searched for memory’s physical form. Finding it would answer philosophical and scientific questions about our minds.
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Like a gardener trimming the excess branches of a tree, synaptic pruning clears away unneeded connections between neurons.
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