Jozef Elias

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Different Types of Neurons . A. Purkinje cell B. Granule cell C. Motor neuron D. Tripolar neuron E. Pyramidal Cell F. Chandelier cell G. Spindle neuron H. Stellate cell (Credit: Ferris Jabr; based on reconstructions and drawings by Cajal)

Different Types of Neurons . Purkinje cell B. Granule cell C. Motor neuron D. Tripolar neuron E. Pyramidal Cell F. Chandelier cell G. Spindle neuron H. based on reconstructions and drawings by Cajal)

Purkinje cells, some of the largest neurons in the brain, from a mouse at 40-times magnification. Image by Alan Opsahl, Pfizer, Inc.

Fractal branching patterns in nature - Purkinje cells, some of the largest neurons in the brain, from a mouse at magnification. Like rivers running into the seas.

beautiful, beautiful neurons

The real work of your brain goes on in individual cells. An adult brain contains about 100 billion nerve cells, or neurons, with branches that connect at more than 100 trillion points. Scientists call this dense, branching network a "neuron forest.

neuron

by Greg Dunn. Dendrite- the bushy, branching extensions of a neuron that receive messages and conduct impulses toward the cell body/ Axon- the extension of a neuron, ending in branching terminal fibers, through which messages pass to other neurons of to

Nerve fiber node. Colored TEM cross-section through a nerve fiber at a node of Ranvier. The axon (blue) is surrounded by a fatty insulating sheath of myelin (green), which increases the speed of the nerve signal. ©Thomas Deerinck

Colored TEM cross-section through a nerve fiber at a node of Ranvier. The axon (blue) is surrounded by a fatty insulating sheath of myelin (green), which increases the speed of the nerve signal.