The architecture of the neuron. Sensory neurons carry information from the sense organs (such as the eyes and ears) to the brain. Motor neurons control voluntary muscle activity such as speaking and carry messages from nerve cells in the brain to the muscles. All the other neurons are called interneurons.
Image by Iris Wang As neurons grow in culture they develop extensive networks and make connections with one another. The neuron shown here has been incubated with a protein, shown in pink, that binds to these synaptic regions. Image by Callista Harper.
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