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Neurons, Synapse and Information

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This animation illustrates neuron structure and function using a grasshopper model, and how information is encoded and transferred between neurons within the nervous system.  The tutorial illustrates how information is conveyed from a sensory receptor through the nervous system, synapse structure and function and information interpretation by the synapse.

Total Runtime: approx. 15 min; 6 Scenes

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