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Neuron | Cajal Blue Brain Project via Sam Pryor so cool!!! You can see the action potential building

An illustration of a synapse, which won first prize in the illustration category in the 2005 Science Magazine and NSF Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge.

The Role of Neuromuscular Junction in Muscle Contraction (the communication between the brain and the muscles in movement)

The Role of Neuromuscular Junction in Muscle Contraction (the communication between the brain and the muscles in movement)

Neuromuscular junction. The nerve (in white) transmits its signal to the skeletal muscle (grey tubes) to generate contraction.

Neuromuscular junction The nerve (in white) transmits its signal to the skeletal muscle (grey tubes) to generate contraction.

Nerve broken open, revealing vesicles containing neurotransmitters. Beautiful!

frontal-cortex: Scanning electron microscope picture of a nerve ending that has been broken open to reveal the synaptic vesicles beneath the cell membrane. Image by Tina Carvalho. The Cell: An Image Library