Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness [Excerpt]
Excerpt from BRAIN ON FIRE, by Susannah Cahalan ... instructions from chemicals called neurotransmitters. All neurotransmitters carry only one of two messages: they can either "excite" a cell, encouraging it to fire an electrical impulse, or "inhibit ...
Fire engulfs Orange County house
Do you know of something that would be a good news story? Enter your email ... Once over its target, the Enola Gay unloaded the first atomic bomb dropped in war. Alabama man accused of setting ex-girlfriend on fire Alabama man accused of setting ex ...
If you can't beat them, join them: Grandmother cells revisited
(Medical Xpress)—In the absence of any real progress in defining neuronal codes for the brain, the simple idea of the grandmother cell ... under what conditions does it make sense, from an energetic perspective, for cells within a given network to ...
How exactly do neurons pass signals through your nervous system?
But if the synapses are empty space, with no direct connection between one neuron's axon terminals and another's dendrites, then how does the message travel? The cells must send chemical signals ... neurotransmitters trigger the receiving neuron to fire ...
Understanding Balance in the Nervous System
(PhysOrg.com) -- A UConn neuroscientist is studying a signaling pathway in the brain that is the target ... our nervous system couldn’t function properly if not for a delicate balance of excitement and inhibition between individual nerve cells.