Q: dendrites/gates

Matthew Kirkcaldie m.kirkcaldie-remove at unsw.edu.au
Sat Mar 19 03:45:17 EST 2005


In article <1111189232.476510.133610 at o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com>,
 "JGCASEY" <jgkjcasey at yahoo.com.au> wrote:

> Electrochemical pulses only move along the axon in
> one direction as far as I know.

Generally yes, but dendrites carry signals in both directions - to the 
cell body, and from the cell body to the dendrite tips.  That's one of 
the big determinants of which signals have the most influence.

      Cheers, MK.



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