Neurons, also called nerve cells, are the fundamental units of the brain and nervous system, the cells responsible for receiving sensory input from the external world, for sending motor commands to our muscles, and for transforming and relaying the electrical signals every step in between.
Neurons look remarkably like trees, and connect other cells with many branches that effectively act like wires in an electrical circuit, carrying impulses that represent sensation, emotion, thought and action.
When scientists first studied the structure of nerve cells that comprise off the human brain, they noted their strong resemblance to trees. In fact, dendrites, the term to describe projections from a nerve cell, comes from the Greek word “Dendron” for trees.
This scarf was illustrated using a combination of hand and digital media. Digitally printed on 100% 15 mm silk imported from Korea.
Hand-wash cold with mild soap. Hand-washing will lead to minor bleeding of colors. This will not affect the overall vibrance of the digital print. This item can also be dry-cleaned. Dry cleaning will prevent the most bleeding.
Hand-washing is a healthier, greener alternative as it prevents the use of toxic chemical compounds like Perchloroethylene (PERC), typically used in dry-cleaning processes.
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