How are Synapses like Trees?: An Introduction to Synaptic Pruning

During infancy, billions of brain cells form connections with one another, blooming like a tree. Like a gardener trimming the excess branches, synaptic pruning clears away unneeded connections. Too much or too little pruning can contribute to a range of psychiatric disorders.

This video is from the 2020 Brain Awareness Video Contest.

Created by Romal Mitr

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