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Excitation and Inhibition: The Yin and Yang of the Brain - Knowing Neurons
To make a working nervous system, only two forces are necessary: excitation and inhibition. Excitatory signaling from one cell to the next makes the latter cell more likely to fire. Inhibitory signaling makes the latter cell less likely to fire. At chemical [simple_tooltip content='Connections between neurons where a signal is passed from one cell to…