On Apr 19, 2:59=A0am, "John Hasenkam" <jo... from goawayplease.com> wrote:
> Brain Works More Chaotically Than Previously Thought
>>http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/02/070227105247.htm>> The brain appears to process information more chaotically than has long be=
> assumed. This is demonstrated by a new study conducted by scientists at th=
> University of Bonn. The passing on of information from neuron to neuron do=
> not, they show, occur exclusively at the synapses, i.e. the junctions
> between the nerve cell extensions. Rather, it seems that the neurons relea=
> their chemical messengers along the entire length of these extensions and,=
> in this way, excite the neighbouring cells.
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