Come in Neuron: do you copy?
If we liken the nervous currents to electric currents, we can compare the nervous system below the hemispheres to a direct circuit from sense-organ to muscle
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Action potentials and synapses
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The answer varies depending on the question? In what sense?
Well, you were asking about “neuromorphic computing”, so you’re interested in the computational aspects
Yes, that’s right. 😊
But Sandra, as a doctor, might be interested in completely different aspects of a neuron
Like: what is wrong with it, why isn’t it firing, is there damage to the cell membrane, etc.
Oh, ok, sorry I thought you meant something completely different!
So from a computational point of view, you’d just be looking for information
And since we’re making assumptions we’re missing things
Exactly. If you look for 1s and 0s, you’ll look at the bits that could be 1s or 0s and forget about the rest
Ha, bits, quite literally 😅 … And that’s why we look at the electrical part?
Yes, a stimulus, a current, something that transmits information
And what do we miss then?
Hard to know where to begin really … communication between cells isn’t just firing off electrical signals 😊
OK, so you mean the chemical aspects of communication between nerve cells?
Yes, how signals spread along the axon and then how that triggers the release of neurotransmitters across the synapse (Neurotransmitter)
I’ll need to include a short dictionary with the article I’m afraid … 😅
That would be seriously useful I think, I just can’t avoid some of the jargon 😅
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