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  • Undersea Fireworks

    Undersea Fireworks

    Image of the Week

    The tentacles of sea anemones contain thousands of stinging cells called nematocysts that are ready to fire for defense or attack. 

  • Autism and the Structure and Function of Synapses

    Autism and the Structure and Function of Synapses

    Animation

    (2 min 3 sec) Genes associated with autism affect the structure and function of neuronal synapses.

  • How Neurons Work

    How Neurons Work

    Poster

    The poster from the 2008 Holiday Lectures on Science, Making Your Mind: Molecules, Motion, and Memory. It illustrates the structure and function of a neuron, including how it transmits electrical and chemical signals. (This poster is designed to printed at a maximum size of 29.5" x 23.5".)

  • Electrical Activity of Neurons

    Electrical Activity of Neurons

    Click & Learn

    Measuring neuronal activity, generating action potentials, and recording the firing of individual neurons.

  • What Is Fat?

    What Is Fat?

    Poster

    The poster from the 2004 Holiday Lectures on Science, The Science of Fat. See how fat is stored and metabolized. (This poster is designed to printed at a maximum size of 29.5" x 23.5".)