Brain Cells

Brain Cells

A neuron (pronounced /ˈnjʊərɒn/ N(Y)OOR-on, also known as a neurone or nerve cell) is an electrically excitable cell that processes and transmits information by electrical and chemical signaling, the latter via synapses, specialized connections with other cells....

Growing Nerve Cells

As if winning $1.5 million wasn’t enough, the winners of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry also get an enthusiastic “shout out” from us. As storytellers who rely on images or video to report on scientific discoveries , our jobs have been made a whole...

A journey to the center of your mind

Vilayanur Ramachandran http://www.ted.com Vilayanur Ramachandran tells us what brain damage can reveal about the connection between celebral tissue and the mind, using three startling delusions as examples. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and...

Depth Electrode Recordings in the Brain

 Marco Iacoboni, MD PhD, is a neurologist and neuroscientist originally from Italy. Today he is at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where he serves on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and is Director of the...

Intervista a Giacomo Rizzolatti

Cosa sono i Neuroni Specchio  I neuroni specchio sono una classe di neuroni che si attivano selettivamente sia quando si compie un’azione (con la mano o con la bocca) sia quando la si osserva mentre è compiuta da altri (in particolare da conspecifici). I neuroni...

I Neuroni Specchio

I neuroni specchio sono una classe di neuroni che si attivano selettivamente sia quando si compie un’azione (con la mano o con la bocca) sia quando la si osserva mentre è compiuta da altri (in particolare da conspecifici). I neuroni dell’osservatore...

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