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A "Light Switch" in Brain Illuminates Neural Networks: Scientists Can See Cells Communicate by Flipping a Neural Light Switch, Norwegian University of Science and Technology Study


4/5/2013 7:12:14 AM

There are cells in your brain that recognize very specific places, and have that as one of their main jobs. These cells, called place cells, are found in an area behind your temple called the hippocampus. While these cells must be sent information from nearby cells to do their job, so far no one has been able to determine exactly what kind of nerve cells, or neurons, work with place cells to craft the code they create for each location. Neurons come in many different types with specialized functions. Some respond to edges and borders, others to specific locations, others act like a compass and react to which way you turn your head.

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