They “fire” electric and chemical signals when the potential difference across their cell membrane reaches a critical voltage.
Unlike other body cells, neurons don’t undergo mitosis (cell splitting).
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Jones and Smith, 1993; Burke et al., 1998; Tasker, 2005; Jones et al., 2005; Williamson and Jose, 2009; Sanger, 2009; Bishop and Kelly, 2009).
Although students could work through the simulation individually, I prefer partnerwork to foster discussion among students, encouraging scientific discourse (SP7).
In this video I walk you through using the simulation.
Instead, neural stem cells can generate new specialized neurons by differentiating into neuroblasts that, upon migration to a specific area, can turn into a neuron. Neural stem cells, like all stem cells, may sit around for long periods of time before they generate a neuroblast.
In the 1960’s, scientists had the first indication that neurons might be generated in an adult rodent brain but it wasn’t until the 1990’s that scientists discovered the neural stem cells and the generation of neurons in the adult rodent brain.