What’s in a name?

Quiescent mammalian neurons have a membrane potential of about -70mV, under various stimuli they may be depolarised but nothing happens until the stimuli cause enough depolarisation to reach about -55mV (= -0.055 Volts). But once that threshold has been reached then the neuron ‘fires’ (‘the penny drops’, ‘the light comes on’) & further connections from that neuron are then stimulated. That’s the point of this blog – the things that make those neurons fire!

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