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A new technique reveals certain neuronal connections grow larger and denser when memories are made.

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image: Image of the Day: Snowflake

Image of the Day: Snowflake

By The Scientist Staff | November 30, 2017

Scientists take a close look at metal alloys that form snowflake-like structures called crystalline dendrites.

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image: Cellular Pruning Follows Adult Neurogenesis

Cellular Pruning Follows Adult Neurogenesis

By Kerry Grens | May 2, 2016

Newly formed neurons in the adult mouse brain oversprout and get cut back.

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image: The First Neuron Drawings, 1870s

The First Neuron Drawings, 1870s

By Amanda B. Keener | October 1, 2015

Camillo Golgi’s black reaction revealed, for the first time, the fine structures of intact neurons, which he captured with ink and paper.

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