A print of Purkinje cells in the cerebellum signed by the artist Kathleen Sluka. Beautiful blue green Purkinje neurons on the edges with purple and pink granule cells in the middle. This is the perfect present for your favorite neurologist, neuroscientist or science lover.
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Description. This painting shows the cells of the cerebellum which is involved in coordination of movement. The cerebellum has a very organized structure that includes the large Purkinje cells (blue/green cells), granular cells (pink/purple cells), and basket cells (small green cells). The cerebellum’s main function is to control movement. It is primarily involved in coordination, precision, and timing of movement.
Purkinje cells (blue/green cells) are one of the most distinctive and largest cells in the brain. They receive more synaptic inputs than any other type of cell in the brain—with a single cell receiving more than 200,000 inputs. The granule cell (red/purple) on the other hand is one of the smallest and most numerous cells in the brain-with estimates of 50 billion in the human brain. There are about 120 billion neurons in the human brain, thus granule cells alone comprise nearly 1/3 of the total number of neurons in the entire brain.