Neurons

Growing and Moving

Freiburg, Germany — Neurons are not randomly arranged in the human brain. In the cortex, they are organized in interconnected clusters with high intrinsic connectivity. This modular connectivity structure,...

Up-Close and Personal with Neuronal Networks

Cambridge, MA — How our brain cells, or neurons, use electrical signals to communicate and coordinate for higher brain function is one of the biggest questions in all of science.  For decades, researchers...

Brain Finds Order Amidst Chaos

Lausanne, Switzerland — Neurons communicate with each other by sending out rapid pulses of electrical signals called spikes. At first glance, the generation of these spikes can be very reliable: when...

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