Human Anatomy & Physiology (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321743261
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Chapter 11 - Fundamentals of the Nervous System and Nervous Tissue - Review Questions - Page 426: 12(3)


This kind of circuit is called parallel after discharge. It displays an arrangement in which a diverging circuit becomes converging circuit with the capacity to produce bursts of discharges.

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In a parallel after discharge circuit a single presynaptic neuron stimulates many neurons ; The circuit ends up in one final post synaptic neuron. It is said that this kind of circuit is operational in doing complex mental tasks as in studying mathematics and logic.
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