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Scientists have published the first film evidence that tiny cells in the brain, called, microglia, snack on the synapses, or connections, between brain cells. But not to worry -- this "pruning" is beneficial and strengthens, not weakens, the neural pathways in your brain.
"Researchers believe microglia may play an important role in the formation of double synapses, which allows the terminal end of a single neuron to relay neurotransmitters to two neighboring neurons instead of one," multiplying and enhancing the connections between brain cells.
However, some neuroscientists have theorized that on occasion, microglia may “go rogue” and cause disorders such as schizophrenia and Alzheimer's.