Suzana Herculano-Houzel

First Principles: Nervous systems are networks made of excitable, asymmetrical, SELF-ADJUSTING cells: neurons

Nervous systems are, at their core, heterogeneous networks formed by neurons, connected end-to-end. Three fundamental properties of neurons make nervous systems unique amongst other bodily systems. First, neurons are recharging, excitable batteries, capable of undergoing changes in their membrane voltage that can be communicated to other neurons. That change is referred to as neuronal activity, and the fact that it can be communicated makes......

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