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In order to fully understand the interface methods of neuroprosthetics and brain-machine interfacing, increasingly used to interface with VR systems, a basic grounding of the wetware components of the brain might be beneficial.

The axon is part of a neuron cell. It is a long, slender projection from the cell body of a nerve cell which travels anywhere from a few nanometers inside the brain, to up to two metres from brainstem to the toes. It is an extremely thin, fragile thread, which serves as the body?s ethernet cabling. They are usually bunched up into ?cables? many millions thick, as they travel around the body. The central such bundle being known as the spinal cord. They are sometimes wrapped in myelin sheaths which serve the same function as cable shielding.

See Also: Neuron, Axon Tip, Synapse

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