Giant Neuron

From the exhibition:
Brain: The Inside Story

New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

This model shows two neurons connecting at a synapse, the juncture where one neuron sends messages to another. Neurons can have thousands of synapses, which allows them to communicate with thousands of other neurons at once. 

Credit: Courtesy of AMNH/D. Finnin

Note: Representative image at left is often cropped for display purposes. Downloaded high-resolution images are not cropped.