What is the Brain?
The brain is the portion of the central nervous system in vertebrates (animals with bones) that lies within the skull. Read more…->
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As you will have seen from the guide, each lobe of the brain has a different function.
Messages travel between the lobes and the rest of the body through neural pathways that consist of neurons and the gaps between them.
Nerve Cells of the Brain
Nerve cells, or neurons, are the building blocks
Basic Neuron design
Each neuron has dendrites or nerve endings – These small, branch-like projections of the cell make connections to other cells and allow the neuron to talk with other cells or perceive the environment.
Dendrites can be located on one or both ends of the cell.
The Synaptic Gap is the small space between two