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What is an electrical charge?

Electrical charges are the reason that neurons in your brain send signals to other neurons.

Electrical charges are sent down a neuron’s axon .

As they travel from the cell body to the end of the axon.

This animation shows what happens when an electric current travels through a neuron.

The blue dot represents an electric charge and it moves down the axon until it reaches the end.

Where it releases neurotransmitters!

Bullet Point *A neuron (or nerve cell) is a specialized cell that transmits electrical signals to and from other cells.

Electrical charges are the reason that neurons in your brain send signals to other neurons.

brain, anatomy, physiology @ Pixabay

Electrical charges are sent down a neuron’s axon as they travel from the cell body to the end of the axon.

This animation shows what happens when an electric current travels through a neuron.

The blue dot represents an electric charge and it moves down the axon until it reaches the end, where it releases neurotransmitters!

The process begins with one or more electrochemical events at synapses linking two neurons into contact with each another, e.g., by arrival of “voltage” pulses generated elsewhere.

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