Signals or information are passed over the synapse between neurons, which allows information to travel throughout the nervous system.
Signals travel along the axon of a neuron (which we will call neuron A) in the form of an electrical impulse.
The neurotransmitters then bind to receptors on the surface of neuron B.
How information is transmitted between neurons?
Messages travel along a single neuron as electrical impulses, but messages between neurons travel differently. The transfer of information from neuron to neuron takes place through the release of chemical substances into the space between the axon and the dendrites. Receptors receive and process the message.
How does information travel in the nervous system?
Nervous system messages travel through neurons as electrical signals. When these signals reach the end of a neuron, they stimulate the release of chemicals called neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters travel across synapses, spaces between neurons or between neurons and other body tissues and cells.
How does a nerve impulse travel through a neuron?
An impulse travels along the neuron pathways as electrical charges move across each neural cell membrane. Ions moving across the membrane cause the impulse to move along the nerve cells. When the impulse reaches the end of one neuron (the axon), the impulse reaches a synapse.
How do neurons convey information using electrical and chemical signals?
To create a nerve impulse, your neurons have to be excited. How do neurons convey information using both electrical and chemical signals? They use the electrical signals to go down the cell axon and body, then release the chemical called neurotransmitters into a synapse, which triggers AP in the next cell.