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Mon August 08, 2011 By:
 

Why there is a gap between the two neurons?

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Tue August 09, 2011

The gap between two neurons called synapse, helps in quick transmission of impulses from one neuron to another.

Other advantages of synapse are:

  • Amplification of current flow
  • Can be inhibitory
  • Integration of many signals
  • Always one-way communication i.e. unidirectional, transmitting from pre-synaptic to post-synaptic neurons
  • Can be used to calsculate timing of sensory inputs
  • Greater plasticity.
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