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Functional Classification of Neurons – Anatomical View

  • Let’s take a another look at the functional classes of neurons using an illustration that is more anatomically correct.
  • Sensory neurons inside the nerves image descriptionconduct electro-chemical signals (action potentials) from peripheral receptors to the CNS.
  • In the CNS, the sensory information is transfered to interneurons and image descriptioncarried to the brain.
  • Brain interneurons process the sensory information, develop a response, and image descriptiondeliver the action plans to motor neurons.
  • The motor neurons image descriptionconduct action potentials out of the CNS to the appropriate peripheral effectors.