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Neurons damaged by domoic acid appear black. A close up of the blue boxed area, below, shows blackened granule cells and their extended dendrites. Damage changes information processing and activates seizure-sensitive brain regions, which include the olfactory cortex and hippocampus.

Neurons damaged by domoic acid appear black. A close up of the blue boxed area, below, shows blackened granule cells and their extended dendrites. Damage changes information processing and activates seizure-sensitive brain regions, which include the olfactory cortex and hippocampus.

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