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a: neuron ~
b: toilet

What:

A more sophisticated neuron toilet diagram diagram...


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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Sep 28 2015 6:19 PM


Flushing The Neuron....

a: A neuron ~
b: Toilet

What: A Neuron is Like Toilet 1: Both have a resting potential: Waterstored in the tank has potential energy due togravity. 2: Both have an action potential: When you flush, an "impulse" is sent down the sewer pipe. 3: Both have a threshold: A minimum quantity of water is required to create a siphon. 4: Both have a refractory period: A toilet cannot be flushed while its tank is filling up

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Writer: Gidi Shemer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
LCC: QP351-495
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 12 2013 9:26 PM


Person As Nerve, Nerve As Person

a: A neuron ~
b: a miniature person

What: "The neuron is like a miniature person - having a personality, having an array of unlike parts, having actions both spontaneous and upon stimulation. Its actions depend on the convergence of steady states, transient events, built-in weighting factors, and intrinsic tendencies; it speaks finally with one voice, which integrates all that went before."

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Writer: Not Stated
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 12 2013 9:33 PM


A Growing Thing....

a: A neuron ~
b: tree

What: "to understand this, think of a tree standing out in a field... a huge building is constructed next to it. the building blocks much of the sunlight that would've fallen on the tree." See the link for a long discussion of the tree as neuron comparison...

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Writer: Ken Collins
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Date: May 12 2013 9:35 PM


A Map Of Nerves.....

a: A neuron ~
b: the 3 letter airport luggage code

What: "What's more, this standardised nervous system has been mapped completely. The result is something like the flight maps we see in the back pages of airline magazines. The four-letter name of each neuron is like the three-letter code for each of the world's airports. The lines represent connections between neurons, just as lines on a flight map represent routes between cities."

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Writer: Sebastian Seung
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Date: May 12 2013 9:38 PM



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