The Tell-Tale Brain Setting & Symbolism

V. S. Ramachandran
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Neuron

Neurons, sometimes also known as nerve cells, are brain cells that transmit information. They can do this in the form of either chemical or electrical impulses, which they pass to other neurons in patterns or circuits throughout the brain. As a neuroscientist, Ramachandran does much of his research at the neuronal level.

Axon

Axons are fibrous connections that transmit information from one neuron to another. Axons can be very long or very short to connect neurons in different parts of the brain. Axons cannot receive information, so it can only flow in one direction. Each neuron has only one axon.

Dendrite

Dendrites are fibrous offshoots of a neuron that receive information from other neurons. A neuron can have more than one dendrite and a dendrite can have more than one branch, depending on how many other neurons its neuron receives information from.

Phantom Limbs

A phantom limb...

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