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Purkinje cells in the cerebellum

Ludovic Collin


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These specialised cells named Purkinje cells (red) are found in a part of the brain called the cerebellum. They send out vast numbers of branches that make connections with other cells in the cerebellum. This part of the brain co-ordinates your voluntary movements and keeps you oriented in space. It also plays a part in learning physical skills - like riding a bike or playing the piano. Biomedical Image Awards 2006.



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Purkinje cells in the cerebellum. Credit: Ludovic Collin. CC BY-NC

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