If we liken the brain to a uniquely encased society, neurons would represent the citizens, while synapses stand for the communication between neurons. This electric channel of communication, almost like a telephonic network, exercises brain function. 121 more words
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Digital everything is trendy at the moment. I am as guilty as everyone else: my research group is using digital cameras to monitor the displacement and deformation of structural components using a technique called digital image correlation (see my post on… 393 more words
Growing New Neurons Neurons are specialized cells whose job is to send and receive information in the brain and nervous system....
Growing New NeuronsNeurons are specialized cells whose job is to send and receive information in the brain and nervous system. As they grow, neurons extend a single transmission cable — called an axon — from one side of the cell. 183 more words