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Wolfram Knowledge about Neurons in Microsoft Excel

Neuron entities include sensory and motor neurons as well as interneurons in the nervous system.

A few example entities...

cerebellum basket cell
cerebellum granule cell
dentate gyrus basket cell
hippocampus CA1 pyramidal cell
hippocampus CA3 pyramidal cell
inferior olivary nucleus principal neuron
neocortex basket cell
olfactory bulb (main) granule cell
retina bipolar cell
spinal cord ventral horn motor neuron

You can access the following properties for each entity...

  • name
  • abbreviation
  • description
  • role
  • defining criteria
  • image
  • soma location
  • location of distant axon arborization
  • location of local axon arborization
  • dendrite location
  • cell soma shape
  • cell soma size
  • axon myelination
  • axon projection laterality
  • axon origin
  • axon length
  • spine density on dendrites
  • branching type
  • cellular synaptic target
  • neurotransmitter released
  • average resting membrane potential
  • average input resistance
  • average capacitance
  • average membrane time constant
  • average spike threshold
  • average spike amplitude
  • average spike half‐width
  • average AHP amplitude
  • average AHP duration
  • average spontaneous firing rate
  • average rheobase
  • + more
  • - less

Note: Wolfram entities represent physical entities as well as mathematical and other scientific concepts. Each entity type has a unique set of properties. Wolfram entity types and properties correspond to "data types" and "fields" in Excel.

How to Use Wolfram Data in Excel

Note: This is now available with a Microsoft 365 Family or Personal subscription.


Highlight data and click the Automatic button

Select cells or columns in a table with the text to convert, then select the Automatic button in the Data Types gallery of the Data tab. Wolfram's natural language understanding will recognize the entities and convert them.


Browse associated data

Select the Insert Data button that appears to browse a list of all available properties. Select one to insert data into your workbook. When you have data in a table, Excel will automatically fill the table for you. Wolfram has hundreds of expertly curated entities in Excel, encompassing the sciences, arts, culture, and more.


Automatically get data

Once converted to an entity, you can use key Excel features to work with data pulled from Wolfram. Sort and Filter data, or create formulas that reference an entity's properties and values.


Browse more information

Selecting the icon of a converted cell opens a card where you can find detailed data from Wolfram. This means you don't need to leave Excel to accomplish your goals.

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