Spherical cluster (neurosphere) of neurons with radiating beams of blinding neon light, differentiated from embryonic stem cells (for the record, those are just cellular processes branching out from individual cells) confocal credit: Sharona Even-Ram
It's pretty awesome to see an actual neuron and be able to identify it's components A neuron from the hippocampus at magnification. There are approximately 100 billion neurons in the human brain. Image by Dr. Carlo Sala, CNR Institute of Neuroscience
Neuron cell body with numerous synapses Neuron cell body (purple) with numerous synapses (blue). Communication from one neuron flows to another neuron across a synapse, the small gap separating neurons.