Electrical and chemical synapses differ fundamentally in their transmission mechanisms
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Electrical Synapses Are Critical for Chemical Synapse Function
Electrical Synapses Are Critical for Chemical Synapse Function - "New research greatly complicates plans to map the brain... The very significant inhibitory neurons, critical for cognition, are prominent users of electrical synapses. But, even more important is that it now appears that both types of synapses are necessary for the function of either." Gap Junction - Electrical Synapse
This diagram illustrates the synapse and synaptic cleft. When an impulse comes to the end of an axon, neurotransmitters are released into the synaptic cleft, where they bind to receptors of the membrane.
This video is a basic description of the chemical synapse. It is intended for students enrolled in a 100 or 200 level Human Anatomy & Physiology course.