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BioelectromagnetismPrinciples and Applications of Bioelectric and Biomagnetic Fields$
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Jaakko Malmivuo and Robert Plonsey

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780195058239

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058239.001.0001

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Synapses, Receptor Cells, and Brain

Synapses, Receptor Cells, and Brain

(p.106) Chapter 5 Synapses, Receptor Cells, and Brain

Jaakko Malmivuo

Oxford University Press

This chapter is devoted to a survey of the organization of the nervous system and its main components. A discussion of the nervous system might logically begin with sensory cells located at the periphery of the body. These cells initiate and conduct signals to the brain and provide various sensory inputs such as vision, hearing, posture, and so on. Providing information on the environment to the body, these peripheral cells respond to stimuli with action pulses, which convey their information through encoded signals.

Keywords:   synapse, receptor cells, brain, nervous system, sensory cells, vision, peripheral cells

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