Re: headless horseman

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Sun Jan 07 2001 - 12:03:31 MST

"Ross A. Finlayson" <> writes:

> Well, the ends of the nerves have reaction to the other nerve endings, as
> opposed to anywhere along the nerve, generally. So, like a coaxial cable, you
> could put a new dendrite on the end of a nerve, or put a connecting dendrite
> that just forwarded messages to the original length and input of the nerve.

This is how you would like to do it, but in reality electric
stimulation of nerves usually is done by jolting the nerve through a
ring or pair of plates around it. In brain stimulation point or
needlelike electrodes are used to locally stimulate neurons, likely by
their cell bodies or close dendrites.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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