Synapses, Receptor Cells, and Brain
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.
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