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When do grid cells fire?

... I was reading the wikipedia page on grid cells, and I was a little confused on their function. First, how are grid cells structured (many or few dendrite, long or short dendrite/axon, etc..)? Also, it wasn't clear if,say, someone with no motor input would trigger these cells. For instance, if ...

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by erickulcyk
Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:06 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When do grid cells fire?
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Axon - problem definition

... http://www.scholarpedia.org/article/Neuron Please, explain me last part of this sentence: "...a single process leaving the som.a or a dendrite" Why "or a dendrite"?

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by eszel
Mon May 09, 2011 12:05 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Axon - problem definition
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Do pseudounipolar neurons have one axon and one dendrite?

the way I learned it is like this. A pseudounipolar neuron has one axon that divides in two. the part before the cell body is functionally a dendrite and structurally an axon. If you really want to classify it you probably want to consider it an axon, since it has myelin and it conducts action ...

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by MrMistery
Sun May 30, 2010 1:07 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do pseudounipolar neurons have one axon and one dendrite?
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Do pseudounipolar neurons have one axon and one dendrite?

well, it says that the axon and dendrite are structurally and functionally the same save for the fact that, apparently, dendrites carry impulses towards the soma, whereas axons carry them away. it's a bit picky, but i guess wiki is right.

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by plasmodesmata11
Sun May 23, 2010 1:52 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do pseudounipolar neurons have one axon and one dendrite?
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Do pseudounipolar neurons have one axon and one dendrite?

Hello, wikipedia says that pseudounipolar neurons contain "a long dendrite and a short axon" ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudounipolar_neuron ) instead the site of the university of Washigton says that pseudounipolar cells "have 2 axons rather ...

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by Mega69
Sat May 22, 2010 2:17 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do pseudounipolar neurons have one axon and one dendrite?
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