Neurons relay messages by accepting inputs at the dendrite and cell body, passing waves of electrochemical activity down the axon, and releasing chemical neurotransmitters from the axon to the next neuron at the synapse.
The illustrations of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the father of modern neuroscience, are featured in the new book “The Beautiful Brain.”
What I know now about how the brain works. Cognitive science – how the brain works – is quite important to teaching and learning. So why is it that it’s only been in the last three years of my career (which started in 1996) that I’ve learned anything about it? I am certainly not an expert. My science qualifications go up to GCSE level. You would think that a postgraduate certificate in education would include something on the functioning of the organ that the job is primarily concerned…
Memories May Not Live in Neurons’ Synapses | The finding could mean recollections are more enduring than expected and disrupt plans for PTSD treatments [Neuroscience: http://futuristicnews.com/tag/brain/ Neuroscience Books: http://futuristicshop.com/category/neuroscience-books-neurotechnology-books/]
Diagram of a chemical synapse showing voltage-gated Ca2+ channels, voltage-gated Na+ channels, and voltage-gated K+ channels in the presynaptic membrane. Ligand-gated ion channels are shown in the postsynaptic membrane.