Brain Works More Chaotically Than Previously Thought
The brain appears to process information more chaotically than has long been
assumed. This is demonstrated by a new study conducted by scientists at the
University of Bonn. The passing on of information from neuron to neuron does
not, they show, occur exclusively at the synapses, i.e. the junctions
between the nerve cell extensions. Rather, it seems that the neurons release
their chemical messengers along the entire length of these extensions and,
in this way, excite the neighbouring cells.