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19:29 Summary: Neurons generate electrical signals that allow inputs to be transformed to outputs Electrical signaling depends on changes in the electrical potentials of membrane gates) Action potentials are essentially filters of activity: generated if a threshold is  reached Action potentials are electrical signals that travel down the axon Na+ and K+ essential to creation and propagation of action potential
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Unformatted text preview: Action potentials result in synaptic transmission Chemical transmission involves release of neurotransmitters into the synapse Receptor binding generates PSPs that change the likelihood of an action potential in the postsynaptic neuron The electrical and chemical basis of neuronal communication is the most fundamental level at which to understand everything the brain does 19:29 19:29...
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This note was uploaded on 03/08/2011 for the course PSY 341K taught by Professor Gilden during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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