When depolarization occurs in a part of the axon,the resting potential is eliminated and a brief electrochemical charge is sent to the next section far away from the soma.This electrical disturbance is called ____.
He was one of the first persons to discover that neurons were separate and distinct units.He made this discovery while working in a makeshift laboratory in his attic with a $25 microscope and a single box of slides! His resulting theory on how the brain processes information earned him the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine in 1906.Who is he?
Dendrites receive information,the soma then transmits it to the axon to be sent to the other end of the axon in the form of an electrochemical impulse.Which of the following questions is being answered here?
Doctors know that the hippocampus is part of the limbic system and is central in the acquisition and consolidation of new information in memory.But in the case of Henry Molaison,this part of the brain was surgically removed to control his epileptic seizures.His seizures stopped but he was unable to form new memories in his brain.Then why did the doctors remove this important part of the brain in 1953,the year of Henry's brain surgery?