Wednesday Wisdom: The Human Need for Communication and Connection

Translation of an electrical signal into a chemical one as sending and receiving neurons communicate across a synapse (public domain).

 

 

The well-being of a neuron depends on its ability to communicate with other neurons. Studies have shown that electrical and chemical stimulation from both a neuron’s inputs and its targets support vital cellular processes. Neurons unable to connect effectively with other neurons atrophy. Useless, an abandoned neuron will die.

– Lisa Genova, Still Alice

 

 

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