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A neuron is a functional unit of the nervous system. There are roughly 100 billion nerve cells in the human brain that are complexly wired to transmit neural signals. Wolfram|Alpha provides information about structural and electrophysiological characteristics of individual types of neurons. Those characteristics represent the key aspects of the processing ability of biological neuronal networks.


From afferent sensory neurons to efferent motor neurons, find information about individual types of neuron identified in the nervous system.

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Properties of Neurons

Explore structure characteristics, including cell body (soma), axon, dendrite and synapse properties, as well as electrophysiological characteristics of a neuron.

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