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A healthy heart and increased stimulation help improve circulation which enhances memory by keeping neurons active.
  nerve cell; i.e., a cell specialized to conduct electric nerve impulses
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  • A healthy heart and increased stimulation help improve circulation which enhances memory by keeping neurons active.
  • I laugh despite myself, and my body spasms, neurons blazing, nausea coming at me.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • Panic shuts down neurons.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • It was alarming how fast my cosmically perfect neurons had deteriorated.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo

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  • If you tried to conduct the necessary neurons your brains would explode.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • Some jittery and feverish nervous activity, I felt, some abnormally frantic interchange of neurons in their chaotic synapses, was taking place under each square millimeter of his skin.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Jason’s neurons fired.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Racing against her own failing neurons.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Would someone like to explain to Ms. Prior exactly what mirror neurons do?
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • Among other things, omega-3s are important for the growth of brain cells and other neurons.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma

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  • However, if you put them in emotionally charged situations-like physical trauma, extreme joy or fear, deep meditation-all of a sudden their neurons start firing like crazy, resulting in massively enhanced mental clarity.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Each was accompanied by waves of delight and joy but he wasn’t sure if they were real or a hallucination conjured up by collisions between some damaged or otherwise wayward neurons and the drugs coursing through his veins.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • Whatever we call it—mind, character, soul—we like to think we possess something that is greater than the sum of our neurons and that "animates" us.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • How do I know I really want to go and it isn’t just some neurons firing or something?
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • I realized that it had taken every neuron and synapse in his brain to frame that distinction.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Human brain has around ten-to-the-tenth neurons.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • It is capable of carrying new genes into existing neurons and genetically reengineering them.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • She held a neuron scrambler in her hand and she was still laughing; but the gun was trained on his skull and never wavered.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • I see the compound, shaped like the picture of a neuron I once saw in my science textbook, and the fence that surrounds it.
    Veronica Roth  --  Allegiant
  • I’ve gone insane, I cried, I but the thought itself was nothing but dancing electrical charges, sparks between neurons that I could see behind my eyes.
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • I went down to my car and uncapped the tube of sunblock I’d spotted on a rack near the front desk in the mom-and-pop motel, next to the postcards and Indian dolls—the kachina dolls and snack packs of tortilla chips that are part of some curious neuron web of lonely-chrome America.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • There are some forty thousand neurons packed together in a square millimeter of the cerebral cortex, in such a fashion that each one has several hundred synaptic connections with others about it.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • "The only way to find out is to do the science," Gottschall says, reasonably enough, and then announces that "the constant firing of our neurons in response to fictional stimuli strengthens and refines the neural pathways that lead to skillful navigation of life’s problems" and that the studies show that therefore people who read a lot of novels have better social and empathetic abilities, are more skillful navigators, than those who don’t.
    Adam Gopnik  --  Can Science Explain Why We Tell Stories?
  • It’s all this activity in the brain and you don’t know what’s you as a person and what’s some neuron that just happens to fire or just happens to misfire.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Your brain has a trillion neurons and every neuron has ten thousand little dendrites.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Your brain has a trillion neurons and every neuron has ten thousand little dendrites.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Do they become a tangle of neurons?
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • It’s like a war of neurons.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • You have an abundance of a particular kind of neuron, called, quite simply, a mirror neuron.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • Neurons and mastocytes dump serotonin into my bloodstream.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • He found the neuron scrambler he had taken from Chooka Frood’s red-eyed woman.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • They’re just neurons firing randomly in your brain.’
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • Then all the dendrites and neurons and serotonin levels and interpreters collect themselves and trot over to the corner.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • Mirror neurons fire both when one performs an action and when one sees another person performing that action.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • You have an abundance of a particular kind of neuron, called, quite simply, a mirror neuron.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • The messages sent between neurons are incorrect somehow.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • "More specifically," Jeanine says, and this time she does smile at me, broadly, forcing creases into her cheeks, "someone with many, strong mirror neurons could have a flexible personality—capable of mimicking others as the situation calls for it rather than remaining constant."
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • The machine received and amplified the patterns of electrical activity being conducted in the Hangman’s, might well call it ’brain’, then passed them through a complex modulator and pulsed them into the induction field in the operator’s head I am out of my area now and into that of Weber and Fechner, but a neuron has a threshold at which it will fire, and below which it will not.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • It would jam their mother-tongue neurons and prevent Rife from programming them with new me," Hiro says.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
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Associated words [difficulty]:   neuron [6] , nervous system [3] , spinal cord [5] , synapse [6] , nervous system [3] , spinal cord [5] , synapse [6] , central nervous system [7] , acetylcholine [9] , autonomic nervous system [9] , dendrite [9] , glial cells [9] , motor neuron [9] , peripheral nervous system [9] , sympathetic nervous system [9]
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