The Brain: Why We Can Think

THinking

Have you ever wondered what goes on in your brain when you are thinking? Well, although you can’t see it or feel it, when you learn and when your brain processes  information, a simple process occurs in the brain that allows you to not only react, but to memorize and analyze information as well.

The whole process occurs with the work of brain cells, more specifically known as neurons. Whenever you think, learn or communicate, these neurons send impulses to it’s axon, which is connected to thousands of other brain cells through their synapses. The nerve impulse is carried by a chemical messenger called neurotransmitters, which travels across the synaptic gap and into the dendrites of the receiving brain cell. Then the nerve impulse travels along this neuron, and crosses the synaptic gap, into another neuron and continues this process. This creates a network of brain cells connected together to carry information, and allows us to feel, behave, and think.

Neurons

Even though you may not feel it, while you were reading this, you have cycled through this process many times, as not only are you are reading it, but you are also analyzing and memorizing the given information. From now on, when you are in class, you will now know why you are able to absorb the information, analyze it and remember it.

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