Latest Dendrite Stories
New research from UC Davis and Washington State University shows that PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, launch a cellular chain of events that leads to an overabundance of dendrites -- the filament-like projections that conduct electrochemical signals between neurons -- and disrupts normal patterns of neuronal connections in the brain.
When a locust jumps and flies away from potential danger, the insect is reacting through a complex mathematical computation of sensory inputs completed within the nervous system.
Peritectic solidification involves the nucleation and growth of the primary phase, the peritectic reaction of the primary phase with the remnant liquid phase, and the microstructural evolution of the product peritectic phase.
Thanks to a new study of the retina, scientists at UC Santa Barbara have developed a greater understanding of how the nervous system becomes wired during early development.
The brain learns through changes in the strength of its synapses -- the connections between neurons -- in response to stimuli.
A study in worms that are less than a millimetre long has yielded clues that may be important for understanding how nerves grow.
Neurons in the brain play a role as an electric wire conveying an electrical signal.
Neurons are complicated, but the basic functional concept is that synapses transmit electrical signals to the dendrites and cell body (input), and axons carry signals away (output).
Connected highways of nerve cells carry information to and from different areas of the brain and the rest of the nervous system.
Neuroscientists at MIT's Picower Institute of Learning and Memory have uncovered why relatively minor details of an episode are sometimes inexplicably linked to long-term memories.
- A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.