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  • n  a cell that is specialized to conduct nerve impulses

  • The objective is to form a synapse, the gap-like structure over which the axon of one neuron beams a signal to the dendrites of another.
  • When the cell fires, you see one pattern; when it stops, you see anotheryour awareness can be read from a single neuron.
  • The "information" contained in the protein which the neuron forms, reasons Hyden, becomes the impulse that the neuron sends along the filaments to other neighboring neurons.
News & Articles

  • IBM develops brain-simulating supercomputer with 128TB flash
    IBM has crafted a supercomputer that is powerful enough to mimic the neuron capacity in a rat's brain. The supercomputer contains 128TB of flash, which is 250 to 1,000 times greater than an average computer.
    June 12, 2013 - Digital Trends
  • New Evidence Suggests Neurons Continue To Grow In Adult Brains
    redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online Despite a longstanding view that an adult brain is incapable of generating new neurons , researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden have discovered that a person’s hippocampus is constantly generating more of them – and their discovery comes thanks in part to early Cold War-era nuclear bomb tests. The research, which has been ...
    June 9, 2013 - redOrbit
  • Mobile Development Talent Demand Outstrips Availability: Talent Neuron Study
    SANTA CLARA, California, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Job Postings for Mobile Developers Doubled In Two Years, But Supply Growing Only At 13% Talent Neuron, an innovative web-based Talent Planning and ...
    June 6, 2013 - PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance
Quotes

  • Tim Murphy in Inquirer.net
    Normal connections between such cells are "a beautiful chain of wiring between one neuron and another that look like trees with elegant branches," said Murphy. "After a stroke they look like sausages [or] like beads on a string, and there's...
  • Elizabeth Gould in New Scientist (subscription)
    This decrease in neuron production coincided with an increase in the major rodent stress hormone, corticosterone,says Elizabeth Gould, head of the team at Princeton University that made the discovery.

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