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Cells within the nervous system, called neurons, communicate with each other in unique ways. The neuron is the basic working unit of the brain.
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Neuroscientist Vilayanur Ramachandran outlines the fascinating functions of mirror neurons.
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An interactive tutorial about the brain and disorders of the brain with photos, animations, and sound.
  • Science Museum London
Neurons are highly specialized cells that conduct and process information in animals, enabling thought, perception and control of movement. Lydia Harriss presents a quick guide to these remarkable cells.
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3D reconstructions reveal the detailed anatomy of three types of neurons in a mouse's cerebellum, an area of the brain that helps control movement.
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Your brain constantly generates new cells and remains adaptable — or "plastic" — as you age.
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