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Kristin Jenkins's picture

Just off the top of my head,

Just off the top of my head, I dont think there is a different kind of action potential....I think the kind of message the neurons send depends on what neurons the action potential passes through. Neurons are like letters in the alphabet: depending on which ones you use, you can spell a whole dictionary of words of words. Imagine the endless possibilities of messages you can send with all of those neurons in your body....


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