Imagine an art curator preparing for an exhibition. Paintings in the gallery can be arranged into various ensembles — for example by artist, medium, style or theme. Similarly, neurons can be categorized according to a variety of features, such as their size, shape or location in the brain. Writing in Nature, Tasic et al. and Economo et al. delve deep into the gallery of neuronal types in the cortex of the mouse brain, and use cutting-edge technologies to uncover previously unknown facets of these cells. (October 31, 2018)
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Brain Awareness Week: Strategies for Each Life Stage
Happy Brain Awareness Week! If you could peek inside your brain at every birthday, you would see that it is constantly changing. Brain cells develop and disappear, the connections between them strengthen and weaken over time, even the size of the brain can change as the years go by. But keeping the brain in peak condition is something we tend to think about only at the beginning of life, the end of life, and when something goes wrong.
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