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Section 3: Synapses

Diagram of neurons with synapses labelled In the last scene, we learned that the body is always adding and subtracting receptors as we learn every day. It also is capable of adding and subtracting entire synapses. The more synapses two neurons share, they more they can talk to each other. By adding and removing synapses, neurons form networks of the cells they talk to the most. Though any one neuron isn’t very powerful, these broad networks are very powerful. The networks are responsible for things like consciousness, personality, and intelligence.

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