? communications, neurons, glial cells

N nicki.cee at virgin.net
Sat Jun 19 18:48:49 EST 2004

"David B. Held" <dheld at codelogicconsulting.com> wrote in message news:<cav4kr$amn$1 at news.astound.net>...
> "N" <nicki.cee at virgin.net> wrote in message
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> > Per cell, is there an avarage or maximum (dendrite)
> > connections that they will make?,
> Depends heavily on where in the body/brain the neurons are
> located. 

> But individual neurons can deviate from(...)by orders of magnitude.
Is the number of connections per neuron in the region of eight or 
less I was wondering?

> > and are the connections permanent or fixed or will they
> > periodically disconnect and reconnect to another axon?
> Yes.  For some connections, there is no reason for them to
> change, and a change could, in fact, be catastrophic (consider
> input/output connections).  For others, change is necessary
> for learning/memory.
What time will it take for them to disconnect or reconnect then..
I was wondering about that tto?
> Dave
All in all then if there was a suggeted link made between neuron
connections and simple mathes, it might sound a bit fuzzy d'ya say?



PS, have a bit of reading to do on memory and species......back later.

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