Biopsychology- process of synaptic transmission


The process of synaptic transmission

  • When a neuron is in a resting, the inside of it is negatively charged comapred to the outside. When a neuron is activated, the inside of the neuron becomes positively charged for a split second causing an action potential to occur
  • This creates an electrical impulse that travels down the axon towards the next neuron

Synaptic transmission

  • This is the process for transmitting messages/ signals from one neuron to the next neuron
  • The synapse is a specialised 'gap' between neurons through which the electrical impulse from the neuron is transmitted chemically
  • Initially the electrical nerve impulse travels down the neuron and prompts the release of neurotransmitters at the presynaptic…


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