Suzana Herculano-Houzel

First Principles: Neuronal circuits are branched and depend on signal integration

Any drawing of a neuron connected to another neuron to represent a nervous system is a gross oversimplification that may serve a didactic purpose, but comes with a problematic danger: the risk of implying that neuronal networks are simple one-to-one circuits in structure (anatomy) and function (physiology). That only happens in exceptional cases, like the neuromuscular junction…...

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