How are thoughts encoded by changes in synaptic transmission and plasticity?

Thoughts are encoded in the brain through the process of synaptic transmission and plasticity. Synaptic transmission is the process by which information is transmitted from one neuron to another through the release of neurotransmitters across the synapse.

Plasticity refers to the ability of the brain to change and adapt in response to experience. When we have a thought, it is generated by the activity of neurons in the brain. This activity leads to changes in the levels of the neurotransmitters released by these neurons.

Which in turn, affects the activity of other neurons in the network. Over time, repeated patterns of activity can lead to changes in the strength of the synapses between neurons, a process known as synaptic plasticity.

These changes in synaptic strength can affect the likelihood that a particular neuron will fire in response to a given stimulus. Which can in turn, influence our thoughts and behaviors.

Additionally, the brain can use plasticity to reorganize its neural networks in response to new experiences, allowing us to learn and adapt to our environment.


Laura Zukerman

Owner and Founder At The Goddess Bibles

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