Question about neural connections.

Ev ev at cs.columbia.edu
Thu Feb 17 09:33:07 EST 2000

This may seem silly and obvious but I'm confused. Since every neuron
can have up to 10,000 dendrites but only 1 axon it seems to me that
there is a mismatch of inputs and outputs. What am I missing? Can a
single axon terminal sit on more than 1 dendrite?

Also, I posed the following question to a newsgroup on evolutionary
biology but the responses were not very convincing: what is the purpose
of laughter and why do we have areas in the brain devoted to finding
things comical and humorous? Can anyone help with this?

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