Cells & Circuits

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Oligodendrocytes insulate the nerves in the brain and spinal cord, speeding up neural signaling.
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Amacrine cells fine tune electrical signaling in the retina.
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Special receptors under your skin create the feelings of itch, touch, temperature, and pain.
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Light-sensing cells convert tiny packets of light into your view of the world.
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Donning a pair of 3-D glasses at the movies can us immerse in the action. But the technology that makes 3-D movies work has always existed inside our brains.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of June 22, 2020.
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The Italian physician and neuroscientist devised a revolutionary technique to stain neurons.
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Sherrington’s research settled a contentious debate about the structure of the nervous system.
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Come join us and #showusyourbraincell! We are “Reconnecting our brains - one cell at a time.”
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A network of supporting cells, called oligodendrocytes, acts as electricians of the brain.
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Retinal ganglion cells are the conduit between the eyes and the brain.
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One tiny region, the fovea, has more cells — and therefore sharper vision — than the rest of the eye.
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