Tag Archives: neurons

The intricate forest of the neuron

Silvia Maina Torino, Italia   A Purkinje neuron from the human cerebellum. Ink drawing by Santiago Ramón y Cajal. Via Wikimedia. Public domain. Entering the room, I was welcomed by some small and attractive ink drawings. In the first, like a genealogical tree or a medieval miniature, thin branches stretched to fill the frame. In the […]

Origin of the mind

Bhargavi Bhattacharyya Kolkata, India   Artificial Intelligence. Photo by Gerd Altman. From Pixabay. How are the mind and brain related? The brain is a ball of nerve cells, or neurons. The mind, the functional unit of the brain, includes imagination, perception, thinking, intelligence, judgment, language, memory, and emotions. How do these basic units, neurons, translate […]

Rewiring the brain

Paul Rooprai Hamilton, Ontario, Canada   Approach as a Medical Illustrator The modern-day perception of mindfulness and meditation is inextricably linked to the mind, which is associated physically with the brain. The rendering of the brain at the top of the poster represents the biological processes that mindfulness promotes in the brain. The renditions of […]

Scotch

Eden Almasude Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States   I don’t remember your name, Only fasciculating muscles beginning to waste Nerves with unknown lesions A toe up, a reflex down The neurologist quietly notes, Bulbar involvement entails a poor prognosis Meaning: if you can’t talk, you can’t breathe Each new symptom foreboding Slow, stepwise death We turn to […]