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Q: What holds synapses together?

Hans StrickerFrom three answers to the same question at Quora I've learned of three forces that keep synapses together: They are held together by cell adhesion molecules (e.g. neurexin and neuroligin). They are surrounded by support cells (glia?) that hold them together. They are packed densely together (an...

 
 
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Q: Interplay of neuritic and synaptic growth

Hans StrickerLet me try to give a picture of my understanding of neuritic and synaptic growth and their interplay. Pick two neurons in corresponding areas of opposite hemispheres which are connected by a synapse (and a rather long axon). Both neurons were originally born at approximately the same time t dur...

 
 
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Q: Question About the Physiology of Seizures

PKPedWhen I was a child I suffered from absence seizures or what some call petit mal seizures. Some quick info on it here: https://www.epilepsy.com/learn/types-seizures/absence-seizures From age 7-12 I would have episodes where I would immediately stop anything I was doing and stare into nothing for ...

 

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