Understanding Axons, Dendrites, and Synapse

Understanding Axons, Dendrites, and Synapse

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  • Hey Cell Body #1, pass this electric message to Cell Body #2. Oh no? How will you pass the message to Dendrite over at Cell Body #2? There's a big empty synapse in the way! Were going to need a neurotransmitter to help us out.
  • Welcome to your brain in action. Here we have three neuron cells: Axon and Dendrite #1, Axon and Dendrite #2, and Axon and Dendrite #3. 
  • I'll help you. Bridging the synapse is what I do best!
  • This was working pretty well. So the brain kept passing neural impulses. 
  • You know, Brain, we could use some help. You know what would make this easier? If we had some myelin sheath, to help us work faster. 
  • That's a great idea! Thanks Axon #1
  • Axon #1 was right. Myelin helped him/her pass the electric impulse faster. So the brain sent more messages. 
  • Here I am. Did someone order some neural insulation?
  • Hey, no one is passing us an electric impulse!We're shriveling up here, said axon and dendrite #3. 
  • And so, since Cell Body #1 and #2 were used and the time, they grew more and more efficient at sending messages.
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