Inquiry into how neurons perfom inhibitory actions

  • Inquiry into how neurons perfom inhibitory actions

    Posted by Andrei Micu on March 2, 2024 at 12:46 pm

    Hello everyone!

    I’ve reached a blocker in my journey of learning about the brain, and I would very much appreciate some pointers to where I may find the next relevant information.

    Iain mentioned the corpus callosum many times in his talks, especially for the fact that it plays a role in inhibiting neural activity. I’m now fascinated by how the brain performs this function of inhibition, down to the level of individual neurons.

    Are there special types of neurons that actively inhibit in the neuron circuits?

    If there are, how do they work?

    If not, is the inhibition done through some dynamic in the neuronal structures?

    I’ve searched for materials about the neuron inhibition on the internet, but all I found was an over-copied material about neuron inhibition in the retina. Interesting, but far from what I think happens in the corpus callosum.

    I’d appreciate anything you share that is relevant to this subject.

    Many thanks!


    Andrei Micu replied 1 month, 1 week ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Anthony Farnsworth

    March 3, 2024 at 8:16 am

    Hi Andrei, maybe this link to a Reddit group may help.

    • Andrei Micu

      March 4, 2024 at 9:58 am

      I’ve looked through the posts there and, though I haven’t found something exactly about inhibition, I found some interesting articles about different types of neurons, and I absorbed a bit of lingo. I hope in the following days to build up some courage to write a questions there.

      Thank you for sharing, Anthony!

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