Conventional neuroscience can tell you that certain parts of your brain fire when reacting to certain stimulus, but that’s like observing rain falling from the sky but not really knowing how that rain came to be.
What’s the process? What stimulates those neurons to fire?
How does neurons firing allow us to think- science side of tumblr, explain
Are you asking me how the neurotransmitters go through the synaptic gap? What are you asking exactly?
How do your neurons take that conscious decision to move your arm and transmit it into an electric signal? What stimulates these neurons to “fire”
You have billions of neurons, and none of them are really ‘connected’ so to speak, but a stimulus, lets say a candle flame, can trigger the response. If you touch the candle flame with the tip of your finger, your neurotransmitters will give a chemical signal to each other via your finger tip and it will take a matter of milliseconds to take that to the main receptors, located in the spinal cord, which will then take that to the brain.
If you’re taking about reflexes though, a receptor in your finger detects the heat and stimulates a sensory neuron which sends the impulse to an interneuron in the spine. This processes the impulse there and sends a signal to the motor neurons, which cause you to move your hand. You’re not conscious to this reaction at this point, but a few seconds later the interneurons send an impulse to the brain to react thoughtfully, causing one to feel pain, or be shocked.
I dont know if this is what you’re asking for, but I hope it helps a bit :)
Source: I just did a biology lab on this yesterday and I’m a psychology minor :)
the fact that there’s only about 5000 people who’ve reblogged this scares me. That means that less that 5000 people know where these come from.
I feel old…
literally every person on earth has read the very hungry caterpillar