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Nerve signals take the form of electrical signals, and are known as impulses. A neuron carries impulses in only one direction. This animation illustrates the propagation of the nerve signal through a single neuron, and its transmission from one neuron to another.
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Click on the magnifying glass to see some characteristics of the signal.
- To illustrate how nerve impulses travel in neurons, and from one neuron to another.
Our 10 billion nerve cells transfer information using nerve signals, or impulses. The dendrites carry the signals toward the cell body. Then it can travel along a single axon attached to this…
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