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Usually, there is a structure called the neuropile at the axodendritic synapse, where a large quantity of dendrites, axonal terminals, and processes of glial cells tangle together. For Golgi type II neuron, there are also synapses between dendrites and dendrites (dendrodendritic synapse) and synapses between axons and axons (axoaxonic synapse). Usually axoaxonic synapses are inhibitory and are called presynaptic inhibition. The dendrodendritic synapse is more complicated. Dendrodendritic synapses and axoaxonic synapses were rarely considered in the available neuron models.

The pyramidal cell and the Purkinje cell in Fig. 16 are examples of Golgi type I cells, and the interneurons within the cerebral cortex are examples of Golgi type II cell. Compared with Golgi type II neurons, the main features of Golgi type I neurons are their bigger cell bodies and long axons. The motor neuron (Fig. 15) is a typical example of Golgi type I neuron; its long axon can transmit the information from one neuron to another neuron or an effector such as muscles far away. , its axon length is longer than the diameter of its cell body 10,000 times.

Fig. 2) cerebral cortex together is often considered as one system—the so-called thalamocortical system, which is often considered as the core for consciousness. Edelman and Tononi (2000) called such complex reciprocal connection between cortex and thalamus and the communication via such connections to and fro “reentry” and suggested that such reentry is one of the prerequisites for consciousness and one of the significant differences between brains and computers. Hypothalamus The location of thalamus and hypothalamus is shown in Fig.

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