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Neuroscience & Farts

The communication process of neurons in the brain is best explained by starting at the beginning.  Most people have about 100 billion nerve cells, which are also called neurons.  The basic purpose of all neurons is to receive and transmit … Continue reading

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Neurons can be reprogrammed long after they’ve matured, study finds

These drawings by Santiago Ramón y Cajal show the cellular structure of three different areas of the human cerebral cortex. The cortex is the seat of higher mental functions such as language and decision-making, and contains dozens of distinct, specialised … Continue reading

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Nervous system

Summary
The nervous system helps all the parts of the body to communicate with each other. The brain and spinal cord make up the central nervous system. The other nerves of the body are called the peripheral nervous system. Problems of the nervous system include epilepsy, meningitis, multiple sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s disease.
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