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The sound of church bells and the clatter of feet on cobblestones, even the foreign purr of a diesel engine, calm your synapses.
Some pharmaceutical companies are also working on a pill that could repair the synapses that get the electrical signal to your brain.
A giant dangling stainless steel eyeball connected to the ceiling by winding steel synapses is surrounded, mobile-style, by floating literary, scientific and Alaska objects.
Your synapses will be safe again when the British mentalist Derren Brown hangs up his tailcoat and blindfold.
Your synapses will be safe once again when the British mentalist Derren Brown hangs up his tailcoat and blindfold.
Chronic sleep deprivation in mice causes microglia — brain cells that get rid of toxins and clear debris — to eat small pieces of the synapses, the connections that allow neurons to communicate with each other, the study found.
One, called SHANK3, is involved in the formation of synapses — the connections between brain cells.
At least until researchers find a way to hack into the network of synapses that comprise the brain.
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Origin and Etymology of synapse
First Known Use: 1899See Words from the same year
First Known Use of synapse
SYNAPSE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of synapse for English Language Learners
biology : the place where a signal passes from one nerve cell to another
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