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Indigo Neurons Mug

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£11.99 GBP
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These colourful mugs are bound to stand out and spark interest in any workplace or home. Get your favourite scientific design created by Vivid Biology in London on a mug. We offer a number of vibrant designs, of artistic science printed on durable photo mugs - tested to 100+ dishwasher cycles. 

Our 11oz ceramic photo mugs have a straight-sided design and a crisp white base colour to help make your custom images really stand out. Using a dye sublimation print process, each mug is printed on demand with a crisp and vibrant edge-to-edge image and finished with a protective polished ceramic glaze. Our ceramic photo mugs are extremely durable and both scratch and chip resistant.

All mugs are printed on demand in the UK or the USA (depending which is closer to you). There are no minimum orders, and if you spot any artwork on our webshop that you would like on a mug, go ahead and drop us an email!

Neurons are masters of communication, transferring messages throughout your body – even when you’re not thinking about it. They make sure you can interact with the world, and that your body runs smoothly on the inside.

The standard blueprint of a neuron includes the cell body (also called the soma), which contains the nucleus; dendrites, which are extensions that receive signals from other neurons; and an axon, that branches off to relay the signal further on to another neuron or muscle cell. In mammals, the dendrites are often wrapped in an insulating material known as a myelin sheath, which helps the signal travel extra fast by jumping from node to node between the insulating Schwann cells.

A single neuron can be connected to as many as 100 000 others, and these interactions are constantly changing. Brains are constantly undergoing changes to their neuron connections: new ones are formed and unused pathways die and are pruned out. This process is part of how we can learn new things and store information in a brain. When a fetus is developing, 250 000 neurons are formed every second, adding up to over a trillion cells! However, they are reduced back down to about 80 billion through selective cell death, to form a functioning brain.