Answers to Figure Legend Questions

  1. 9 It would become lower (more negative).
  2. 16 They are axosomatic.
  3. 21 One EPSP is a voltage change of only 0.5 mV or so. It requires a change of about 15 mV to bring a neuron to threshold.
  4. 25 The CNS interprets a stimulus as more intense if it receives signals from high-threshold sensory neurons than if it receives signals only from low-threshold neurons.
  5. 27 A reverberating circuit, because a neuron early in the circuit is continually restimulated

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