Flashcards in Information Exchange Deck (9)
Neurons communicate by receiving and transmitting these impulses.
Process of information exchange
The axon terminal's and the presynaptic neuron are stimulated. The terminals contain synaptic vesicles, which empty neurotransmitters into the synapse between the neurons. Neurotransmitters activate the postsynaptic neuron, changing it's voltage. Once the excitation of threshold is reached, the action potential begins, and a neuron fires.
The small gap between neurons where information is exchanged.
Places where neurotransmitters are stored until release into the synapse.
Chemicals that stimulate your own so they can communicate.
Make neurons more likely to fire.
Make neurons less likely to fire.
The voltage difference necessary to destabilize a neuron, causing an action potential to occur.