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Inhibitory synapses grow as ‘traffic controller’ at busy neural intersections

At the spot where an axon (green) crosses a dendrite (red), the researchers activated four synapses (blue dots, left). The yellow spot in the right-hand picture shows that a new synapse has formed at that intersection. Neurons pass on information to one another via synapses. The vast majority of these synapses are excitatory, which increase …

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