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The Physiology of Small Groups of Neurons; Reflexes

  • R. F. Schmidt
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Abstract

Axonal impulse conduction and excitatory and inhibitory synaptic transmission are the two fundamental processes of neuronal activity. The complex abilities of the brain are achieved primarily by suitable connections between groups of neurons. In the first part of this chapter, we shall examine some typical neuronal networks that recur often in various regions of the brain. Some of these networks are used to boost weak signals; others serve to suppress overactivity (Sec. 4.1).

Keywords

Muscle Spindle Motor Axon Stretch Receptor Inhibitory Circuit Intrafusal Fiber 
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