What Is a Synapse and What Does It Do?

Changes in these essential communication points between nerve cells help the brain adapt and learn in response to experience.

Everything your brain accomplishes depends upon an intricate network of neurons (nerve cells) connected by synapses—communication points that relay signals from neuron to neuron and make our thoughts, behaviors, and feelings possible. Understanding how the synapses function and learning ways to strengthen and protect them can help you maintain an alert and active mind at […]

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