Sunday, March 25, 2012
It Takes a Village of Neurons
Did you know that it takes a team effort to keep your heart beating regularly and effectively? An isolated heart neuron simply sparks chaotically, without exhibiting any apparent intelligence. But when that neuron is a part of the neuronal network in a living heart, it synchronizes with the other neurons to create a steady heartbeat. It takes a village of heart neurons to keep your heart beating regularly and effectively for more than 2.5 billion beats in an average lifetime.