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.