A Gap Junction, the teeniest electric synapse

#1

Tommy came across what we think is a gap junction!

gap junctions are very tiny, electrical synapses. They’re direct trans-membrane ion channels. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gap_junction

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#2

very interesting! And a nice giff, who’s tommy? :stuck_out_tongue:

#3

Thanks!

Tommy is one of the grad students at Princeton who is helping to lead the charge on cortical projects. He’s also a principal advisor and writer on the science page.

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