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Neural calls

8 videos
3A: Neurons transmit information to one another through electrochemical signals. They make up the motor nerves that allow you to type an essay, the sensory nerves that let you feel a fluffy dog, and your brain, allowing to remember the content of this module. They have a number of helper cells, ranging from astrocytes, to microglia, to ependymal cells as well. You will come to appreciate the structure and function of neurons and the comrade cells which help to maintain the optimal function of the nervous system.

Introduction to neural cell types

VIDEO 4:11 minutes
This video provides an introduction to the cell types of the nervous system. By Matt Jensen.

Overview of neuron structure

VIDEO 7:04 minutes
This video introduces the structure and structural types of neurons.  By Matt Jensen.

Overview of neuron function

VIDEO 7:59 minutes
This video introduces the function and functional types of neurons.  By Matt Jensen.

Astrocytes

VIDEO 7:26 minutes
This video describes the structure and function of astrocytes. By Matt Jensen.

Microglia

VIDEO 5:27 minutes
This video describes the structure and function of microglia.  By Matt Jensen.

Ependymal cells

VIDEO 3:40 minutes
This video describes the structure and function of ependymal cells.  By Matt Jensen.

Oligodendrocytes

VIDEO 2:56 minutes
This video describes the structure and function of oligodendrocytes.  By Matt Jensen.

Schwann cells

VIDEO 2:55 minutes
This video describes the structure and function of Schwann cells.  By Matt Jensen.