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- Nervous system : The control unit of bodily functions in animals.
- Brain : The core unit of a central nervous system.
- Myelination : The process by which specialized glial cells ensheath the axons of nerve cells with myelin.
- Axon : The part of a nerve cell, along which action potentials travel to synapses linking them to neighbouring cells.
- Grey matter : A subset of brain tissue that contains few myelinated axons but the somas of nerve cells, as well as glia and endothelial structures.
- Fiber tracking : A set of techniques used to visualize nerve fibres along all their length.
- Neuron : An excitable cell that is specialized to conduct nerve impulses.
- Glia : Add brief definition or description
- Nerve : A bundle of nerve fibres that connects the central nervous system with other organs in an animal body.
- Neuroimaging : A group of techniques used to visualize structure and function of nervous systems, especially the vertebrate brain.
- Diffusion tensor imaging : Add brief definition or description
- Neuroanatomy : The branch of anatomy that studies the anatomical organization of the nervous system.
- Brain morphometry : The quantitative study of structures in the brain, their differences between individuals, correlations with brain function, and changes of these characteristics over time.
- Histology : The study of the structure and function of biological tissues.
- Cerebral cortex : External tissue layer within the vertebrate brain, ensheathed by the pia mater; home to the nerve cell bodies; important in learning and dementia.
- Gyrification : The folding process during brain development, or the extent of folding.
- Brain size : Umbrella term for various measures of how big a brain is.
- Cortical connectivity : The degree to which different subunits of the cerebral cortex are linked to each other via nerve fibres.