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How are messages passed through the nervous system?
When neurons communicate, the neurotransmitters from one neuron are released, cross the synapse, and attach themselves to special molecules in the next neuron called receptors. Receptors receive and process the message, then send it on to the next neuron.
How are signals carried in the nervous system?
Your neurons carry messages in the form of electrical signals called nerve impulses. To create a nerve impulse, your neurons have to be excited. Stimuli such as light, sound or pressure all excite your neurons, but in most cases, chemicals released by other neurons will trigger a nerve impulse.
How is information communicated around the nervous system?
Synapses form between the neurons, allowing them to communicate to other neurons or other systems in the body. The general flow of information is that the peripheral nervous system (PNS) takes in information through sensory neurons, then sends it to the central nervous system (CNS) to be processed.
How does the nervous system communicate electrical and chemical messages from one part of the brain to another?
Neurons communicate with one another at junctions called synapses. At a synapse, one neuron sends a message to a target neuron—another cell. Most synapses are chemical; these synapses communicate using chemical messengers. Other synapses are electrical; in these synapses, ions flow directly between cells.
What 3 structures can nerves communicate with?
Nervous system cells are called neurons. They have three distinct parts, including a cell body, axon, and dendrites. These parts help them to send and receive chemical and electrical signals.
How does a sensory neuron pass a signal to a motor neuron?
In the example above, a pin entering the skin causes a sensory receptor to send a signal to the central nervous system via a sensory neuron. The sensory neuron passes the signal on to a relay neuron in the spine, which in turn passes the signal to a motor neuron, which delivers the signal to muscles.
Where does sensory information come from in the nervous system?
Sensory information is transmitted to the central nervous system, which includes the brain and spinal cord. The CNS is responsible for integrating the sensory information and directing any necessary response.
Where does the trigeminal pathway carry sensory information?
The trigeminal pathway carries somatosensory information from the face, head, mouth, and nasal cavity. As with the previously discussed nerve tracts, the sensory pathways of the trigeminal pathway each involve three successive neurons. First, axons from the trigeminal ganglion enter the brain stem at the level of the pons.
Where are relay neurones located in the CNS?
Relay neurons carry messages around the CNS (Central Nervous System) and connect between sensory neurones and motor neurones. A relay (relay neurone) runner ran between Sensory Man (sensory neurone) and the motor (motor neurone). Some relay neurones located in the spine are involved in reflex actions.