[Neuroscience] Re: Brain Works More Chaotically Than Previously
(by joe from vrspace.org)
Mon Apr 21 08:28:28 EST 2008
John Hasenkam wrote:
> Brain Works More Chaotically Than Previously Thought
Well correct me if I'm wrong.
Active axons work better, in more details: signaling axon releases
glutamate, which stimulates oligodendrocytes to produce myelin, which
envelopes axons and makes them conduct better.
Seems elegant solution to grow envelope around a conducting cable;)
Also sort of reinforcement feedback.
As for the new thing,
"We think, however, that on their way though the grey matter the axons
probably release glutamate at other points apart from the synapses,"
Dietrich speculates. "Nerve cells and dendrites are closely packed
together here. So the axon could not only excite the actual receptor but
also numerous other nerve cells."
it's quite interesting, could be involved in synchronous firing during
pattern recognition etc.
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