Blue Man Group Axon and Dendrites

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In the nervous system, a synapse is a structure that permits a neuron (or nerve cell) to pass an electrical or chemical signal to another cell (neural or otherwise).   Most synapses connect axons to dendrites.

An axon (from Greek, axis) also known as a nerve fibre; is a long, slender projection of a nerve cell, or neuron, that typically conducts electrical impulses away from the neuron’s cell body.  Dendrites (from Greek δένδρον déndron, “tree”) are the branched projections of a neuron that act to conduct theelectrochemical stimulation received from other neural cells to the cell body, or soma, of the neuron from which the dendrites project.

The sounds radiating through the theater caused synapse of happiness all around.

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