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The Brain: Most Incredible Information Processing Device Known

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New researchis now indicating that the brain is even more powerful than previously thought. A nerve cell, or neuron (see illustration), can be thought of as having inputs and outputs. The basic output is an electrical signal that travels down the tail of the neuron called the axon. The axon may connect to tissue, such as muscle via a connection called a synapse. The synapse may also connect the axon to another neuron, and this leads us to the input side of the neuron. The input branches, leading from the synapse to the central body of the neuron, are called dendrites. So for a given neuron, there are a number of input signals coming from the dendrites, and a number of output signals at the tail end of the axon. But what happens in between? Aside from merely propagating these electrical signals, somewhere the neuron needs to do some processing of the input signals, which determines the output signals that are generated. How does this processing work, and where does it occur?  Read more

2 Replies to “The Brain: Most Incredible Information Processing Device Known

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    rprado says:

    OT: Artist creates faces from DNA left in public:

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    Robert Byers says:

    Processing info to our body but not the origin of the info. that is our soul and is not of the material world.

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